Thursday, October 14, 2010

Overland Park Prostitution Sting Results in Discovery of Juveniles Involved in Sex Trafficking

Randal G. Jennings, 43 of Chillicothe, Missouri was sentenced to federal prison for Child Prostitution regarding his involvement in arranging for two 17 year old girls to come to Overland Park and engage in sex acts.

The Overland Park case against Jennings was initiated in January of 2009 when Jennings brought two 17 year old girls to a motel in Overland Park in response to a sex service ad published on the Internet. Undercover detectives from Overland Park’s Vice Unit were conducting a prostitution “sting” and arranged to meet the two girls. The girls were arrested and taken into protective custody. Randal Jennings was arrested in the parking lot of the motel by the undercover Overland Park Detectives as part of this “sting” operation. He delivered the girls to the motel and was their “pimp.”

On October 7, 2010 the Office of the United States Attorney in the Western District of Missouri sent out a public News Release indicating Randal G. Jennings of Chillicothe, Missouri was sentenced to 21 years and 10 months in federal prison for commercial sex trafficking of children. This case was prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorney Cynthia L. Cordes and investigated by the Overland Park, Kansas Police Department, and the Kansas City, Missouri Police Department, in conjunction with the Human Trafficking Rescue Project.


To read the News Release from the office of the U.S. Attorney for the Western District of Missouri and learn more about the case against Randal Jennings go to www.usdoj.gov/usao/mow/index.html