December 30, 2008
Lorraine And Jeff Jenks - Couple Arrested For Running Prostitution Business Out Of Their Home. She Provided The Sex While He Enforced Payment
Cedar Hills, Utah (The Weekly Vice) -- A Cedar Hills, Utah couple was arrested earlier this month on prostitution charges after authorities learned the couple provided sex services out of their home. She provided the services while he enforced payment.
Lorraine Jenks, 43 and Jeff Jenks, 40, were arrested Dec 19 following a three-week investigation into a home prostitution business that operated as children played in the neighborhood.
Police say the investigation began after neighbors noticed heavy traffic in and out of the house over the past four months. Utilizing an informant, detectives were able to learn what was going on inside the house. Prostitution services that saw up to 6 clients per day, according to Lt. Darren Falslev of the American Fork Police Department.
Investigators say Lorraine Jenks was providing the sex acts, charging several hundred dollars for each appointment, while Jeff Jenks monitored the operation with surveillance cameras and enforced payment.
Services were advertised as a massage parlor on several social networking sites, but when callers contacted the business, they were advised that "much more would take place than a massage," Falslev said.
The couple, who have been married for 20 years, made approximately $60,000 over a four month period - investing the money in a new truck, home improvements and a trip out of the country they were planning to take.
The couple's four children live in the home, but authorities do not believe the children had a full understanding of what their parents were doing.
Police say police action was necessary because of the number of children who resided in the neighborhood and the .
"There are kids playing in the front yards as we were carrying out the operation. Who knows who they are bringing in and the safety risk that has been brought to the community. that's probably the scariest part of the whole thing," Falslev said.
Lorraine and Jeff Jenks were arrested on suspicion of a pattern of unlawful activity and not having a business license. They were released after posting $1,500 bail each.
The Weekly Vice Opinion:
Pimping out your wife to 6 johns per day - all while you have kids living in the house? More and more, it seems as though people are walking zombies. Hollow shells that walk around from dollar bill to dollar bill. It's truly sad.
I apologize for not getting this story posted last week after police announced the arrest. We're still catching up from Christmas. =)
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