Woman accused of running prostitution ring headed to prison for separate crime

Woman accused of running prostitution ring headed to prison for separate crime
(Source: WAFF 48 News)

LIMESTONE COUNTY, AL (WAFF) - An Athens woman charged with human trafficking in connection with a prostitution ring will have her case presented to a Limestone County grand jury.

Cricket Kimbrough is accused of running a prostitution ring that hosted sex parties across North Alabama.

She is already headed to prison, thanks to other run-ins with the law.

Kimbrough waived her preliminary hearing in Limestone County District Court on Tuesday afternoon.

Three weeks ago, the 35-year-old was arrested for meth possession and the sheriff's office says a search of her phone revealed that she'd been running a prostitution operation for months, involving at least 14 men and women. She was charged with human trafficking.

According to investigators, Kimbrough set up sex parties at motels in Athens, Decatur, Huntsville and Rogersville and was actively recruiting more people to join her group of workers, paying them for their services with meth.

That case will now be presented to the next grand jury. But Cricket Kimbrough was already on a short leash with the court system and records show she's headed to prison for another crime.

According to those court documents, she had her sentence revoked in the community corrections program after her most recent arrest.

On February 17, 2017, she was sentenced to 104 months in prison for Unlawful Possession with Intent, split to serve time in the Limestone County Community Corrections followed by supervised probation.

Then, she was arrested on March 28th for meth possession, which violated the rules that were set for her in the program.

"Considering her actions, Limestone County Community Corrections Program expresses concern that the defendant may be a threat to herself and/or others with regard to the actions she has the displayed," it states in the revocation motion.

The director of the program asked that she be pulled out of the program and her original sentence imposed.

The Limestone County district attorney could not comment on the trafficking case Tuesday, but he stated that Kimbrough would be transferred to the Alabama Department of Corrections due to her previous conviction.

A call to Kimbrough's attorney was not returned Tuesday.

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