Authorities have charged a League City student with soliciting her “easily manipulated” friends into prostitution. The girls performed sexual acts on a 62-year-old business owner from Friendswood, police said.
Webster police charged Chelsey Elizabeth Taylor, 17, with one felony count of compelling prostitution in connection with the three child sexual assault cases against Michael Wayne McIntosh, Galveston County Assistant District Attorney Adam Poole said.
Taylor is accused of driving girls as young as 14 to McIntosh’s Friendswood home in the 600 block of Idlewood Drive between June and October. McIntosh is accused of paying the girls more than $3,600, and Webster police detective David Nettles claims Taylor took a cut of the cash, court documents reveal.
“We do not know any more about how they are acquainted other than the criminal scheme they’re accused of,” Poole said.
The Clear Creek Independent School District told Webster police of rumors involving juvenile students having sexual contact with a man known as “Money Mike.” Police contacted parents, and eight girls came forward. Five of the girls were 15 years old. Three were 17 years old, which is legal age of consent in Texas. It was unclear how old those girls would have been when the encounters with McIntosh are alleged to have happened.
Finding ‘Money Mike’
Nettles learned “Money Mike” was a regular customer at Bone Daddy’s restaurant in Webster. The manager kicked the customer out of the business in February on accusations he solicited waitresses for sex, according to court documents. One of the waitresses knew the customer’s last name as McIntosh, and that’s when police identified “Money Mike,” according to court documents.
One of the girls picked McIntosh from a photo lineup and accused Taylor of driving her to McIntosh’s home, where she had sexual contact with him at the age of 16, court documents state.
McIntosh became more demanding on the type of contact before handing over cash. The girl claimed McIntosh was “talking nasty” on her second trip and that he demanded sex on the next visit. The girl said no, but McIntosh took her clothes off, had sex with her, gave her $800 and told her not to tell anyone, court documents state.
Police contacted a second girl, 15, who claimed Taylor drove her to McIntosh’s home on at least six occasions from July to October in order to obtain money. The girl admitted to taking up to $1,000 at a time from McIntosh and said Taylor would take half, court documents state.
Police accused Taylor of taking girls to see McIntosh because she knew they would “take one for the team” and “that they would be easily manipulated into having sex with McIntosh.”
Paid for ‘being there’
Nettles learned of a third girl who accused Taylor of taking her and two other 15-year-old girls to the home. On one of those occasions, a girl entered McIntosh’s bedroom for about 20 minutes. When she came out, McIntosh gave her $700 and gave another girl and Taylor $500 each. At Taylor’s request, the girl told McIntosh she was 17, court documents state.
Police also interviewed three other girls who claimed McIntosh gave them money for “just being there.”
Authorities arrested Taylor on Friday, and she was released Saturday from the Galveston County Jail on $40,000 bond. Taylor’s jail booking information lists her as a student, said Maj. Ray Tuttoilmondo, a spokesman for the Galveston County Sheriff’s Office.
A spokeswoman for the Clear Creek school district declined to comment on whether Taylor was a student there.
McIntosh was arrested Oct. 31 and released from jail Friday on $120,000 bond.