- The Enterprise
- The Recorder
Jeremy Sherman Perry, 26, of Washington, D.C., was jailed Wednesday in lieu of $500 bond and Laura Elizabeth Thomas, 20, of Prince Frederick earlier was released on personal recognizance after St. Mary’s grand jurors indicted them on charges of procuring another person last March in St. Mary’s City for the crime of prostitution.
St. Mary’s detectives report that the charges followed an investigation of an alleged attempt to entice a 17-year-old girl into leaving the county to engage in prostitution, which was foiled when she got out of a vehicle and went to a home to call police.
Thomas originally was charged in March with a prostitution offense in district court papers alleging she advertised sexual contact on a prostitution website, and that a cellphone conversation led to her meeting a plainclothes lawman at a California motel room where she accepted money to perform sexual acts and was taken into custody.
A public defender said at Perry’s bond hearing on Wednesday that he served with the Navy and has no criminal record. “I want to get this over as soon as possible,” Perry said of the criminal case.