Adult escort site ad asks for toy donations
HOUSTON (KTRK) -- A toy drive during the holidays -- but this one unlike any we've ever seen before. An ad posted on an adult escort website promises more time with the woman in exchange for donations to Toys for Tots.
The phone number attached to that online ad goes right to a woman who has been in trouble with the law before for prostitution.
The number I called was advertising a Toys for Tots special. The person who answered the phone told me that she was, in fact, Robin Jordan -- the woman who was arrested earlier this year and convicted last month for operating an Internet-based prostitution operation out of her Fort Bend County home.
Robin Jeanette Jordan was arrested in March, according to the Harris County District Attorney's Office, and convicted just last month for prostitution. She was given 12 days in jail. Authorities say she was running her escort service right out of her Pecan Grove home.
She's out of custody now and is the woman we apparently reached when we dialed the phone number posted along with an online ad for escort services. The ad currently offers a "Santa's little helper/Toys for Tots special."
The site, which shows an undressed woman in provocative poses, wishes you "Happy Holidays" and claims if you pay for one hour of services and bring an unwrapped gift, your second hour will be free.
"It's awful, obviously, especially in a neighborhood like this," said neighbor Jennifer Vontz.
Neighbors in this relatively quiet subdivision say they are not surprised.
"For them to use that just to lure people in, I think that's just really sad," said neighbor Valerie Work.
When contacted, Toys for Tots knew nothing of these ads.
Brian Murray, Vice President of Marine Toys for Tots, told me, "We don't want to associate with any person who would besmirch the reputation of the US Marine Corps ... or the Toys for Tots organization."
Murray says every year people claim to be affiliated with Toys for Tots, when they are not, profiting from the organization's goodwill and charity which they offer needy children.
Jordan would not confirm she placed the ads, but by phone earlier told me she would meet for us to hear her side of the story. Jordan never returned calls when we repeatedly tried to contact her this afternoon, nor did anyone wish to comment at her Pecan Grove home.
The Houston Police Department has launched an additional investigation, based on the evidence we have submitted to them.
We've learned Jordan faces a charge of child endangerment in Fort Bend County. Child Protective Services is also attempting to terminate her parental rights based on this case and the way she allegedly treated her three-year-old daughter.
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