LAKEWOOD, Colo. — One man and two women were arrested this week, accused of prostituting a 15-year-old girl around Lakewood, First Judicial District Attorney Pete Weir announced Thursday.
Roger McLamb, 35; Susan Johnson, 23; and Tracy Wilson, 33, are charged with trafficking and pandering of a child.
Between May 1, 2013 and July 4, 2013, McLamb, Johnson and Wilson are alleged to have been involved in prostituting a 15-year-old female for cash. The teen was provided a place to live and clothing, and in exchange was allegedly coerced into having sex with strangers for money, the DA’s Office said.
McLamb, the teen and Johnson were living at Wilson’s house at 11331 W. Florida Avenue in Lakewood. The teen lived in the basement with McLamb.
According to court records, Johnson and Wilson would drive McLamb and the teen to different motels, including the Denver West Inn in Lakewood, where they would meet customers and the teen provided sex to strangers for money. Sexual partners were solicited through Backpage.com and other online escort sites, the DA’s Office said. The teen estimated that she earned $1,000 a week for McLamb.
“These cases are very complex. Young victims, such as the teen in this case, often believe the pimp loves them and will take care of them,” said Weir. “Living under these conditions a child loses the ability to differentiate between love and exploitation.”
On July 4, 2013, Denver Police contacted a car in which the teen was a passenger, officers said. They found that she had a probation violation warrant outstanding. They took the teen into custody.