Eastern Kentucky Teen Allegedly Pimped to Pay Bills

By: WSAZ News Staff Email
By: WSAZ News Staff Email

A woman in eastern Kentucky couldn't pay her bills, but police say the way she came up with the money broke the law.

Police say Angela Michelle Kendrick of Pikeville, Kentucky sold a 15-year-old for sexual favors and then used the money to pay her bills. She's accused of committing this crime 20 times. She and the man she sold the teen to, William Bennett Justice, both pleaded not guilty. Neighbors say they are shocked.

“There are too many people in Pike County,” said Jerry Hall, from Pikeville. “We don't let that happen. If she needed help, that's why we have our churches. For me, that's as low as a mom can go."

Kendrick has been charged with third degree complicity to commit rape. She's out on bond and will be in court on Tuesday.

William Justice is also out on bond. He's charged with third degree rape.

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