A Whitefield man who was in jail on a charge of domestic violence terrorizing now faces an additional charge of sex trafficking for allegedly encouraging a woman to prostitute herself to raise money for his bail.
Curtis H. Moody, 47, of Whitefield, was charged with sex trafficking, a class D misdemeanor, and violation of condition of release, a class E misdemeanor, on Aug. 24, following an investigation into a phone call Moody made from Two Bridges Regional Jail at Wiscasset.
Moody was arrested on Aug. 18 for domestic violence terrorizing, a class C felony. While in jail, he was suspected of attempting to have contact with a person in violation of his bail conditions, which were set on Aug. 19, according to an affidavit by Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office Detective Jared Mitkus.
In a recorded phone call on Aug. 21, Moody allegedly encouraged a woman to prostitute herself through ads on the website Craigslist to raise money for his bail, according to the affidavit. Curtis allegedly told the individual to “get it done tonight,” Mitkus wrote in the affidavit.
In a follow-up interview, the woman allegedly said she did post ads on Craigslist to raise money for Moody’s bail; however, she said money was charged to go on dates with men, not for sex, Mitkus wrote.
Moody was charged with sex trafficking because he “agreed to receive pecuniary benefit (money for bail)” as a result of the ads on Craigslist, Mitkus wrote. He was also charged with violation of condition of release.
Moody’s bail has been revoked. He has been held at Two Bridges Regional Jail since Aug. 18, a jail official said. He is scheduled to appear in court on Monday, Sept. 12.
Moody has an extensive criminal record, according to media reports. He pleaded guilty to promotion of prostitution in Knox County Superior Court in December 2013, according to the Bangor Daily News.