COLUMBUS, GA (WTVM) - Three Atlanta women and a teenager face charges in an undercover prostitution sting in Columbus.
Police say the women were using the online classified website Craigslist to find clients.
Twenty-six-year-old Tammy Baughman, 20-year-old Brittnay Davis, and 20-year-old Cassandra Geotcha are all charged with prostitution, child molestation and enticing a child for indecent purposes because according to police, they had a 15-year-old runaway working with them.
They pled not guilty to those charges in Recorder's Court today.
Members of the Columbus Police Department's Special Operations Unit say they found Baughman's picture and phone number on Craigslist and when an undercover cop called her, she agreed to meet him at the Days Inn on Macon Road Saturday.
When the officer got to the hotel room, he says there were three other girls there along with Baughman. He testified the conversation quickly turned sexual after Baughman searched for a wire on him and she offered him two girls for the price $200 dollars, promising oral sex and straight sex. He agreed and once cash was exchanged, other officers burst into the room and put the women in custody.
At first, police say the teen involved told them she was 21 but authorities quickly learned she had given them false information. In an interview with police, officers say she admitted that she has been prostituting herself and that the other women knew her true identity. Officers told the judge they also found explicit photos of the teen on a laptop they found in the hotel room.
Her case has been transferred to Juvenile Court.
Cassandra Geotcha plead guilty to drug charges. Officers say they found marijuana and an ecstasy tablet in the hotel room.
Tammy Baughman also faces a pimping charge. She was arrested by Columbus Police back in October of 2009 in a similar operation at a North Columbus hotel after police say she used Craigslist to solicit oral sex.
A judge set bond for the women on each of the charges. Their cases have been bound over to Muscogee County Superior Court.