Warren man sentenced for pushing prostitution
Rockland — A 44-year-old Warren man was sentenced to 12 months in prison Dec. 13 for encouraging his wife to prostitute herself, terrorizing her, and violating conditions of release.
Curtis Moody pleaded guilty to one count of domestic violence terrorizing, one count of promotion of prostitution, and four counts of violating conditions of release for calling his wife from the jail when he was to have no contact with her.
One count of domestic violence assault and one count of domestic violence criminal threatening was dismissed. Moody will be on probation for two years upon his release.
According to an affidavit filed by Knox County Deputy Michael Sprague, the sheriff's office became concerned after it was believed Curtis Moody, who is incarcerated at the Knox County Jail, was placing hundreds of phone calls to his wife from the jail. As part of a previous conviction, he was not allowed to have contact with his wife.
In July, Sprague received a letter from Moody's wife, Wendy Moody, to her husband that was intercepted by jail staff. The letter contained information that she had created an account on an unknown website to attract unknown men and women, according to the affidavit. She was charging between $80 and $200 for various sexual acts and splitting the profits with her husband, according to the report.
Moody's wife, Wendy Moody, 37, also of Warren, was charged with prostitution in September. She may be scheduled for a March trial. She has pleaded not guilty.
Deputy Michael Sprague had received information that Moody was offering sex for money through the Internet. Deputies from the Patrol Division and Criminal Investigations Division set up an operation where Moody approached one of the deputies and offered to have sex in exchange for money, according to the release.
The Knox County Sheriff’s Office conducted a search warrant on Moody's residence in Warren after she was arrested at a local motel. Following a search at her home, electronic communication devices were seized to corroborate the related activity.
In September, Sprague created an email account using a false name requesting to meet with her. On Sept. 26, she met with an undercover deputy, who was pretending to be that person.
They met at the Yankee Traveler Motel in Warren where she was placed under arrest.
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