Prostitution Arrests in Brewer 

Joy Hollowell

Brewer police say they’ve broken up one of the largest prostitution rings ever in our area.Seven women are charged with Promotion of Prostitution following an undercover sting in Brewer Thursday night. “We started about a month ago, looking into some of the girls we had heard of that were offering more than just dances or erotic massages. Most of them were listed on a website, one of them being Craigslist,” according to Detective Sergeant Jay Munson of the Brewer Police Department.TV 5 found ads on for at least two of the women charged with Promotion of Prostitution- 19-year old Aimee Bernard, who police say was featured on Craigslist as Mariah, and 25-year old Jolena Glidden, who allegedly goes by the stage name of Laylah.The ads say the Bangor women book exclusively through Cinnamon’s Sweets. Police say 26-year-old Coleen Singer also worked for that business.Sergeant Munson tells TV 5 appointments were set up with these three women, as well as 29-year-old Amanda Shaw of Bangor, 28-year old Kimberly Oakley of Brewer, and 23-year-old Alicia Gray of Kenduskeag, for last Thursday night, at a motel in Brewer. “As they showed up, there was money exchanged for them to appear. And then there was discussion as to up charges for sexual services,” says Sergeant Munson.Officers set up hidden audio and video cameras inside the motel room. “There wasn’t a single one of them that I would say was not surprised or shocked that we were actually the police. By looking at the reports that I’ve read, most of them are working three or four nights a week. And I say nights, I mean, some of these are two o’clock in the afternoon, noontime,” says Sergeant Munson.Last Friday, officers went to the Orland home of 42-year old Michelle Powers-Jenkins. She’s identified as the owner of Cinnamon’s Sweets. It’s believed she’s been in business for about a decade, and once operated out of Brewer. “Found at her home, there were business ledgers giving names of clients, contact information, credit card information from some of her clients,” says Sergeant Munson.Sergeant Munson says his department is now in the process of contacting those people. “Right now, we just want to talk to them, see what they have to say. And go from there.”Michelle Powers-Jenkins is also charged with Promotion of Prostitution.T-V 5 talked with Powers-Jenkins.She said at this point, she can not comment on the case.Sergeant Munson is asking anyone with information on the case or Cinnamon’s Sweets to call him at 989-7001.