12-year-old girl's dad went after alleged pimp with baseball bat - WMC Action News 5 - Memphis, Tennessee

12-year-old girl's dad went after alleged pimp with baseball bat

Brian Jones (Source: Shelby County Jail) Brian Jones (Source: Shelby County Jail)
MEMPHIS, TN (WMC) - A 12-year-old girl was saved from prostitution by her own father. The man accused of pimping her out is behind bars on rape of a child and trafficking charges.

According to police, the young girl was forced into prostitution. And when her dad figured out where she was, he went after her alleged pimp with a baseball bat.

Brian Jones is now locked up on a $200,000 bond, accused of holding a 12-year-old girl against her will.

"It's shocking though, when I heard he did that," said Curtis Nelson Jr., who lives next door. "He was a person always trying to demand women around and stuff, but I didn't know he was that type of person, but I guess you can't trust nobody out here."

According to a police affidavit, the girl's father struggled with Jones because he wouldn't let her go.


Jones eventually called police, claiming someone was trying to lock him in a van. Before police got to the scene, they were flagged down by the 12-year-old girl's father.

The little girl's dad told police Jones forced her to have sex against her will with several men inside his apartment. The affidavit of complaint says Jones told police he did allow someone to bring the 12-year-old to his apartment; he also said he was aware she was involved in sexual activity in one of his bedrooms.

Even though Jones was booked into jail, the men who police say had sex with the girl are not yet under arrest.

"Yeah, they need to catch them," Nelson said. "Give all of them 50 plus. Life without the possibility of parole."

Jones is scheduled to appear in court on Dec. 1.

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