A Newport man allegedly offered money to multiple women in exchange for sex.
Brandon Simpson, 25, of Newport, pleaded not guilty to a misdemeanor charge of prohibited act. Judge Rory T. Thibault then released Simpson on conditions. Detective James LeClair of the Newport Police Department said in his affidavit that he was contacted by Newport Probation & Parole. Det. LeClair was advised that while going through Simpson’s phone, probation & parole discovered hundreds of messages between him and multiple women where he was offering money for sexual acts. Simpson is currently monitored by probation & parole for convictions of sexual assault on a victim under 16 years and lewd & lascivious behavior. A female had reached out to probation & parole with a report that Simpson had propositioned her for sex on Facebook Messenger and stated that he would pay her money in return for her having sex with him. “Simpson offered her $300 to have sex with her,” wrote Det. LeClair in his report. Probation & Parole Officer Jason Webster advised police that he was looking through Simpson’s messages, and he discovered multiple conversations where he was offering money for nude photographs and sex. Webster also noted that Simpson offered another female $250 for an hour for sex. Another female told police that Simpson “puts off weird vibes” and is constantly trying to have people have sex with him. Simpson faces a possible sentence of up to one year in prison and a $100 fine.