FRIENDSWOOD — A lawsuit stemming from an alleged teenage prostitution scheme was filed against a Friendswood business owner, who is accused of paying girls more than $3,600 for sex.
Friendswood attorney Alton C. Todd filed the suit Monday against Michael Wayne McIntosh, 62, on behalf of one girl’s parents, according to the filing made public Tuesday at the Galveston County District Clerk’s Office.
The Daily News has withheld the parents’ names to avoid identifying the minor girl.
The lawsuit claims McIntosh physically assaulted, seduced and sexually assaulted the girl during the summer and fall. A voice-mail message left for McIntosh at his home Tuesday seeking comment wasn’t immediately returned.
Webster police arrested McIntosh on Oct. 31 on three counts of child sexual assault amid allegations he paid $3,600 to have sex with girls from 14 to 16years old at his Friendswood home in the 600 block of Idlewood Drive.
Police also charged Chelsey Elizabeth Taylor, 17, a student, on Nov. 1 with one count of compelling prostitution. Police accused Taylor of driving her “easily manipulated” friends as young as 14 to McIntosh’s house between June and October to perform sexual acts on McIntosh.
Police began investigating the case after hearing rumors from the Clear Creek Independent School District in League City. Police heard allegations that a man known as “Money Mike” was having sexual contact with students. Police contacted parents, and eight girls came forward, court documents state.
David Nettles, a detective with Webster police, claimed in court documents that he learned Money Mike’s last name after questioning a manager at Bone Daddy’s restaurant in Webster. Money Mike was a regular customer, but the manager kicked him out of the business in February on accusations he solicited a waitress for sex, 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.”
Authorities learned Taylor became acquainted with McIntosh when she worked as a hostess at Ojos Locos in Webster, Galveston County Assistant Prosecutor Adam Poole and Nettles said.
“There have not been any new charges, but we have been receiving new information from citizens calling in after reading, watching news reports,” Poole said.
The lawsuit against McIntosh demands a jury trial on claims that he caused the physical contact with the girl while he knew or should have known she was a minor.
The lawsuit doesn’t mention how the girl allegedly became acquainted with McIntosh.
“It’s my understanding there’s another girl who introduced them,” Todd said. “We’re not exactly sure who that girl was. It was an older girl that actually lured her there.”
Although the lawsuit doesn’t mention a dollar amount sought, it seeks damages related to pain, suffering, impairment, mental anguish, anxiety and medical bills.
“Our hope is we don’t create too much havoc with their daughter,” Todd said. “We wanted to go ahead and get this done, sue this guy, and get some closure.”
The district clerk’s office assigned the lawsuit to Judge John Ellisor’s 122nd District Court in Galveston.
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