Atmore Police Chief Chuck Brooks confirmed Monday afternoon that the mother of a teen who was allegedly abused sexually by her grandmother’s boyfriend, who paid the grandmother for sex with the child, was also arrested last week.
Brooks said Melissa Deann Stoker, 37, address not provided, is charged with one count each of first-degree human trafficking, endangering the welfare of a child and contributing to the dependency of a child.
Stoker’s mother-in-law, Mary Lue Daw, 66, and 87-year-old Charles Clarence Stacey were also arrested in connection with the crimes.
Daw is charged with one count each of first-degree rape and human trafficking. Stacey is charged with one count each of first-degree rape, first-degree human trafficking, first-degree promoting prostitution and enticing a child for immoral purposes.
According to an employee of the jail’s booking and release division, all three remained in jail today (Thursday, July 20), each under a bond of $1 million.
For more details on the case, read this week’s Atmore News. (Mug shot not immediately available.)