Two women, four men indicted in Craigslist prostitution case

A Jackson County grand jury indicted two women and four men for prostitution after police linked them to an Ashland Craigslist prostitution ring, a detective said today.

Investigators believe Annette Marie Wilson, 36, ran the ring that involved the exchange of hundreds of dollars between 13 johns and two prostitutes in June, said Ashland Police Detective Rick Spence.

The grand jury indicted Wilson on one count of promoting prostitution, a Class C felony, and four counts of prostitution, a Class A misdemeanor, in a Sept. 9 hearing, according to the Jackson County district attorney's office.

Brenna S. Sugar, 20; Ross Stewart Rambach, 57; Benjamin Jupiter Sekora, 35; Jason Matthew Berard, 38; and Robert Earl Watson, 59, were each indicted on one misdemeanor count of prostitution.

The johns allegedly met the prostitutes, who advertised on the website Craigslist, throughout June at Wilson's home, motels and other homes, all in Ashland, Spence said. The men paid between $90 and $200 per visit, depending on the services rendered, he said.

The men live throughout the Rogue Valley and the women live in Ashland, he said.

Investigators believe Wilson, who also uses the name Kristine Marie Ledford-Besk, posted ads in the "adult services" section of Craigslist, Spence said.

Police also believe Wilson was involved in a fraudulent charity, the Haley Foundation, and claimed to have an education and treatment facility for children with disabilities.

Wilson was cited by Medford police for prostitution in two incidents in 2008 and 2009. In the 2009 case, which involved Craigslist postings, Wilson was charged with promoting prostitution, a felony.

—Hannah Guzik

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