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Pimp Who Recorded Sex with Child Victim Sentenced to 18 Years in Prison

For Immediate Release
U.S. Attorney's Office, Western District of Oklahoma

OKLAHOMA CITY – Earlier today, JAYLYN MARQUICE BELL, 24, of Oklahoma City, was ordered to serve 18 years in federal prison, to be followed by 10 years of supervised release, for sexual exploitation of a child, announced Timothy J. Downing, United States Attorney for the Western District of Oklahoma.

According to court records, on October 9, 2018, officers from the Oklahoma Bureau of Narcotics and Dangerous Drugs Human Trafficking Unit (OBNDD HTU) and the Oklahoma City Police Department Vice Unit (OCPD Vice) conducted an undercover operation to recover a suspected child being advertised for commercial sex on the internet.  The undercover officer responded to the advertisement and arranged to meet the female at a local hotel.  When the undercover officer arrived, he met a young female, provided her with $185, and she agreed to have commercial sex.  Officers then recovered the female, who was under 18, and a young male who was hiding in the bathroom of the hotel room.  Officers later recovered two additional juvenile females on the property.  Further investigation showed that Jaylyn Bell had rented the hotel room and trafficked the three young girls, along with other young girls, from that hotel. 

Law enforcement identified multiple underage girls Bell had been trafficking at local hotels.  Some of those underage victims were runaways and undocumented immigrants.  Bell had reserved and paid for the hotel rooms, given directions to the girls on what to do, took photographs of the girls for advertisements, posted advertisements from his phone number and email address, provided condoms, and took the proceeds of his victims’ commercial sex transactions.  In the course of trafficking the girls, Bell recorded a video of himself having sex with one of his victims.

A federal grand jury indicted Bell on January 15, 2019, for sexual exploitation of a child.  He pleaded guilty to sexual exploitation of a child on June 11, 2019, before U.S. District Judge Charles Goodwin.  At the sentencing hearing today, the Court noted it had considered the victim of exploitation in the Indictment was under the age of 18, that Mr. Bell also sex trafficked her and at least, four other children and that he provided drugs, rented hotel rooms, provided condoms, and had a firearm.  Further, the Court noted it had considered that Mr. Bell attempted to have someone commit perjury and had advised someone else he would flee if he was released pretrial, seeking their assistance if that occurred.  The Court also considered Mr. Bell’s relative youth and his capacity for change, ultimately ordering Mr. Bell serve 216 months (i.e. 18 years) in federal prison, to be followed by 10 years of supervised release.  Mr. Bell’s restitution will be determined by the Court at a later date.

This case is the result of an investigation by United States Federal Bureau of Investigation, the OCPD Vice Unit, and the OBNDD HTU.  Assistant U.S. Attorneys McKenzie Anderson and Jacquelyn M. Hutzell prosecuted the case.

Reference is made to public filings for further information.

Updated March 11, 2020

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