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Prostitution ring busted in Limestone County

Cricket Darlene Kimbrough

Investigators say they've arrested the woman who developed the ring and charged her with human trafficking

Posted: Apr 3, 2018 5:05 PM

A prostitution ring has been uncovered in Limestone County. Sheriff’s investigators tell WAAY 31 the ring had been operating for several months.

Cricket Darlene Kimbrough is charged with second-degree human trafficking. Investigators say the 35-year-old has other charges, too. Those charges from an investigation from last month led to the human trafficking investigation.

On March 28th, narcotics investigators busted Kimbrough for having meth. Investigators got a search warrant for Kimbrough’s cell phone. That cell phone search exposed the prostitution ring.

The ring involved at least fourteen prostitutes, according to investigators. The accused prostitutes are men and women.

Detectives say Kimbrough recruited her sex workers and then set up parties at motels in the Athens area.

At those sex parties, the prostitutes Kimbrough recruited were required to perform sex acts with “Johns.”

Investigators say Kimbrough paid her workers with illegal drugs like meth. She pocketed the cash.

In addition to the parties, Kimbrough’s accused of arranging private liaisons in motel rooms between her prostitutes and paying customers.

Along with human trafficking, Kimbrough is charged with possession of a controlled substance (methamphetamine) and illegal possession of marijuana.

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