A Warren woman is in jail after she was charged Wednesday with offering her 4-year-old daughter on a controversial dating website to a man for sexual activity for money, according to police and law enforcement records.
Jennifer Marie Brys, 25, and Edward Cody Reardon, 26, were arraigned in 37th District Court on charges of child sexually abusive activity and using a computer to commit a crime.
According to police, Brys is accused of placing a prostitution advertisement on Backpage.com in September and was contacted by Reardon. The two exchanged text messages where Reardon offered to pay her $300, but eventually indicated he was interested in having inappropriate contact, including showering, with Brys’ child.
He was willing to pay between $300 and $500, officials said.
Warren Police Commissioner Jere Green described the content of the messages as “disgusting and disturbing.”
“She presents herself as available and they negotiate a price but in their text conversations, it becomes evident this guy is more interested in being with the daughter,” Green said. “And he asks her if she knows any other young girls between 7 and 12. This guy clearly was looking for opportunities to be with young girls.”
The case came to light when the child’s father found the text messages on Brys’ phone the day before the meeting was to take place. The father, Aaron Perry, immediately contacted police for the child’s safety.