WASHBURN COUNTY -- Charges have been filed in Washburn County Circuit Court against Christina Greer, of Minneapolis, MN, and Jamaine Brown, of Milwaukee, WI, following an investigation conducted by the Spooner Police Department and the Division of Criminal Investigation into a report that was received on October 1, 2018, from a juvenile female, age 14, who stated that Greer and Brown had asked her to engage in sexual acts and offered her money for it.
The criminal complaints filed against Brown and Greer detail out a series of events which ultimately led to their arrest and charges, starting with a report from Schmitz Economart in Spooner, WI, that on September 27, 2018, a woman had stolen 4 bottles of Hennessy Cognac, valued at $44.99 per bottle. During the course of the investigation into that theft, Officers discovered that the woman was driving a Honda Pilot with temporary Wisconsin registration. The vehicle was later located on Lincoln Street, in Spooner, WI.
Inside the residence on Lincoln Street, Officers located a man, who identified himself as Jamaine Brown. When asked about the woman who had been seen driving the Pilot, Brown told officers that he knew her only as “Madison”, that they did not live at that residence, but were only visiting “Madison’s” sister, and that they had only recently purchased the vehicle together from a Facebook Buying and Selling Page. Officers asked Brown why he owned a vehicle with a woman when he didn’t even know her real name, and Brown answered, “she’s a side piece.”
Ultimately, Officers were able to determine that the Honda Pilot had been stolen out of Minnesota, after confirming that information with the Minneapolis Police Department. A key fob which activated the door locks for the Pilot was found on Brown’s person and he was placed under arrest.
A search of the vehicle revealed many documents with Christina Greer’s name on them, as well as checks which were later confirmed to be stolen, a bottle of prescription medication (which was later confirmed to have been stolen when the Prescription owner told an Officer that Greer had grabbed her purse while she was at a hospital Emergency waiting room), a box of Remington UMC .380 ammunition and 4 loose 9mm handgun rounds.
During the course of this time, Greer was also located in the City of Spooner by law enforcement and taken into custody. It was also confirmed that Greer had multiple active warrants for her arrest in other jurisdictions.
Shortly after that, on that same day, according to the criminal complaint, a juvenile female, age 14, arrived at the Spooner Police Department with her mother and reported that Greer and Brown had asked her to engage in sexual activity with them and offered her money for it. The juvenile stated that she told them “No” right away. She also told officers that although she had wanted to leave the residence right away after that happened, Greer and Brown were positioned between her and the door. Eventually they did agree to take her home. The juvenile went on to say that Greer told her not to tell her mother what had happened.
Investigating Officers and Special Agents of DCI conducted interviews with Greer, who stated that Brown had been attracted to the juvenile and told her to see if the juvenile would have sex with him. Greer went on to say that she had picked up the juvenile, driven her to a residence where Brown was and then had a conversation with her asking her to engage in sexual activities with Brown. Greer also said that she did offer money to the juvenile, admitting that she was the one who brought up providing money to the juvenile and stating that Brown would have expected her to say that. Greer told Officers that she felt “f----- up” for asking the juvenile female to do what she asked her to do.
Throughout the course of her interviews Greer went on to describe how during the course of her relationship with Brown she had engaged in acts of prostitution for money and that over time, Brown took control of the money and of coordinating these acts, including waiting nearby in a parked car to monitor the occasions and handle any incidents that might arise. Greer stated that Brown did this to protect her. She told Investigators that she felt it was her fault, for introducing Brown to what she was doing [prostitution]. The criminal complaint goes on to state that officers noted injuries on Greer’s face, which she stated were from Brown.
Greer also told investigating officers that she and Brown were homeless and that because she hadn’t been working, she had to steal items for them, going on to indicate that is what had happened at Schmitz Economart.
Christina Greer, of Minneapolis, MN
Greer is charged with Class C Felony Trafficking of a Child - Party to a Crime, Class D Felony Child Enticement - Party to a Crime, Class D Felony Soliciting a Child for Prostitution-Party to a Crime, Class I Felony Drive or Operate a Vehicle Without Owner’s Consent-Party to a Crime, Misdemeanor Retail Theft-Intentionally Take, and Misdemeanor Possess/Illegally Obtained Prescription.
Jamaine Brown, of Milwaukee, WI
Charged filed against Brown include Class D Felony Trafficking of a Child-Party to a Crime, Class C Felony Conspiracy to Commit Sexual Assault of a Child Under 16 Years of Age, Class D Felony Child Enticement-Party to a Crime, and Class D Felony Soliciting a Child for Prostitution-Party to a Crime.
If convicted as charged, Greer could face a maximum penalty of nearly 100 years confinement in state prison; Brown could face a possible maximum penalty of 130 years confinement in state prison.
Online circuit court records show that Brown and Greer both made initial appearances (while in custody) on their criminal charges on October 11, 2018. No details were included regarding bail bond conditions for either of them. Both Greer and Brown are scheduled to appear again next week for preliminary examination hearings on their felony charges.
Greer is also facing multiple other criminal charges in Eau Claire, Chippewa and Waukesha County Circuit Courts, including charges of Misdemeanor Prostitution, Felony Manufacture/Deliver Heroin, Felony Bail Jumping, Felony Possession of Narcotic Drugs, and Misdemeanor Operate Motor Vehicle While Revoked. There are active warrant for Greer’s arrest in all three of those counties.
Pursuant to the direction of the Wisconsin Supreme Court, as found in Supreme Court Rule 20:3.6, Trial Publicly, you are advised that a charge is merely an accusation and that a defendant is presumed innocent until and unless proven guilty.