Woman set up minor as prostitute, Raleigh police charge

rgallagher@newsobserver.comApril 8, 2014 

— Police have charged a 35-year-old woman with human trafficking and prostitution of a minor, the second recent arrest stemming from an ongoing investigation.

Shannon Michelle Longmire was being held Tuesday with bail set at $2 million.

Last week, police accused Keon Ahmod Malik Tucker, 23, with statutory rape, human trafficking and other charges. He also is being held on $2 million bail.

Both arrests stem from an investigation police have been conducting for some time, police spokesman Jim Sughrue said.

Arrest warrants accused Longmire of human trafficking with a child victim, promoting prostitution by a minor, contributing to the delinquency of a minor, and having a small amount of marijuana. Records show it’s her first arrest.

Police believe that, sometime between March 14 and 16, she set up a minor, whose age and sex were not specified, as a prostitute by renting a room at the Super 8 motel at Capital Boulevard and Graywood Drive.

Tucker was first arrested April 2 on a charge of contributing to the delinquency of a minor by leaving a 15-year-old girl unsupervised, using drugs and alcohol and “engaging in sexual acts.”

The next day, while Tucker was being held at the Wake County Detention Center, police filed the charges of statutory rape, human trafficking and promoting prostitution.

The arrest warrants for Longmire said she lived at 3201 Wake Forest Road, but officers who booked her into the detention center indicated she had no permanent address. She was arrested at a hotel on Wake Forest Road.

Tucker has been arrested 18 times since he turned 16. He was convicted in April 2008 of several misdemeanor charges and in August 2012 of possession of marijuana with intent to sell, a felony.

Both convictions brought suspended sentences, Division of Adult Correction records show.

Gallagher: 919-829-4572

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