Kayla Pinkerton is known in her circles as “Foxy.”
Hitching her wagon to a 58-year-old Kansas City man bestowed with the moniker “Barbwire,” Pinkerton, 18, of Lee’s Summit, and Milton Charles Wilson – “Barbwire” – were charged April 30 in a two-count indictment returned under seal by a federal grand jury in Kansas City on the charge of transporting a minor across states lines for prostitution.
The indictment was made public May 7 upon the arrests and initial court appearances of Wilson and Pinkerton, both of whom remain in federal custody without bail pending a detention hearing May 8.
The federal indictment alleges that Wilson and Pinkerton transported a child victim across state lines to engage in prostitution in Kansas in December 2013.
According to court documents, Wilson advertised the child victim for prostitution on Backpage.com and paid for an area hotel room. Wilson transported the child victim from a Missouri residence, the government alleges in a detention motion, to a Kansas City hotel and at least two locations in Overland Park, Kan., where the child victim engaged in prostitution activity for money.
Wilson allegedly waited in his car while the child victim engaged in these prostitution acts.
Wilson is also charged with being an unlawful user of a controlled substance in possession of several firearms, allegedly possessing a Cobra .380-caliber pistol, a Glock .40-caliber pistol, a Remington 12-gauge shotgun and a Ruger .243-caliber rifle on Feb. 13, 2013.
The government filed a motion for Wilson to be detained in federal custody without bail. The government’s detention motion notes that the crime of transporting a minor with intent to engage in criminal sexual activity carries a mandatory minimum sentence of 10 years in federal prison without parole and a maximum penalty of life in federal prison without parole.
For that and other reasons cited in the detention motion, the government believes that Wilson poses a flight risk and a danger to the community, court documents state.
According to The Kansas City Star, Wilson is president of the Kansas City chapter of the Sons of Silence Motorcycle Club. He appeared in court wearing a T-shirt with a Sons of Silence MC logo on the back.
Pinkerton traveled with Wilson to take the minor to Kansas, and Wilson threatened to harm Pinkerton and her family “if this came back on him,” The Star reported.