3/6/2018 - Tulsa, OK -- One man and two women have been charged with multiple felonies in Tulsa in regard to their participation in an organized prostitution ring that used two spa locations as fronts and pimped out at least one teen girl.
According to court records, on Feb. 23, Jennings F. Fairless,67, Cristina Leann Rubio, 25, and Katey Marie Phipps, 26, were all charged with racketeering, pandering, two counts of possession of CDS and inducing a minor to engage in prostitution.
Members of the Oklahoma Bureau of Narcotics and Dangerous Drugs Human Trafficking Unit (OBN) began an investigation into Spa 2 and Spa 3 in Tulsa after receiving information the locations may be fronts for prostitution and human trafficking.
In mid-August of last year, a male undercover agent made an appointment with Phase 2 Spa through the website RelaxTulsa.com. The undercover agent paid $40 for a massage and was led to a room where a female calling herself "Skye" offered specific sexual services ranging in price from $100 to $300. The undercover officer then gave the takedown signal and additional agents arrived and placed "Skye" and others into custody.
Following the bust at Phase 2, OBN agents and members of the Tulsa Police Department's Vice Unit served search warrants on on two spas in the Tulsa area that were operated by Fairless, Rubio and Phipps; Phase 2 Spa at 10301 E. 51st St., and Phase 3 Spa at 7630 E. 46th Plaza. During the execution of the search warrants, investigators report they found documents, ledgers, electronic equipment, drugs, used condoms and other evidence supporting the criminal charges.
Fairless and Phipps have been described as co-owners of both spas. One court document reads;
"During the investigation persons by the name Jennings Fairless and Katie Phipps, were acting as a pimp in this operation."
Court documents do not describe Rubio's specific involvement in the prostitution ring.
Fairless' personal residence was also searched by law enforcement and additional evidence of criminal activity was reportedly found.
Prosecutors allege that several spa employees have been interviewed and that those former employees confirm that the spa's primary business was commercial sex.
Most disturbing is the allegation that a 17-year-old female was also employed at one of the spas and that she was specifically directed by the defendants to perform sexual services ranging from manual stimulation, oral sex to vaginal intercourse. The juvenile reportedly worked two to four "appointments" per day and had been at the spa for at least six weeks.
There has been no word as to why the trio was not also charged with human sex trafficking in regard to the minor.
All three criminal defendants posted $67,000 bonds and were released from custody.
Fairless, Rubio and Phipps were formally arraigned in the Tulsa County courthouse yesterday.
Fairless is listed as living in the 8500 block of S. 71st Ave. E., in Tulsa. Phipp's residence is listed as in the 9800 block of N. 161 East Ave. in Owasso. Rubio's residence is listed as being in the 8100 block of N. 117th East Ave. in Owasso.
According to an asset forfeiture court documents filed by the OBN, the agency is seeking the forfeiture of $33,000 dollars in cash, 500 US Mint silver coins, electronics and a vehicle. All of the items were reportedly seized either from the two spa locations, personal residences of the criminal defendants or their bank accounts.
Fairless and Phipps have 'friended' Facebook accounts that have photos of the two together in public casual settings.
JohnTV could find no previous criminal history in Oklahoma for Fairless or Rubio. Fairless has reportedly lived in several different states; Texas, Illinois and California.
Phipps (maiden name Deason) was charged in Rogers County in 2011 with felony possession of CDS, possession of drug paraphernalia and bringing drugs into a jail. In Sept. of 2012, Phipps (Deason) pled guilty and was given a 5-year deferred sentence, fines, court costs and 240 hours of community service.
Phipps (Deason) was charged in Tulsa county in 2011 with felony unauthorized use of a credit card. The charge was dismissed later that year.
Also in 2011, Phipps (Deason) filed a protective order against a man named John Patrick McKown. That VPO was dismissed when Phipps and McKown failed to appear.
In 2014, Phipps (Deason) was charged in Tulsa County with felony falsely impersonating another to create liability. That charge was amended to misdemeanor obstructing an officer and Phipps pleaded guilty and was sentenced to one-year suspended.
In Aug. of 2014 Phipps (as Deason) married Jordan Christopher Cheon Phipps. Social media posts by the couple would indicate they have up to three young children.
Rubio, a single mom of at least two daughters has filed at least four protective orders against two men in the recent past; Payton Scott Price and Norman Patrick Henderson. Rubio reportedly has at least one child with Henderson and used to date Price - who she alleged physically abused her.
Fairless lists himself as married on social media to Mary Jo Fairless with at least one adult daughter - Katie Fairless Mayland - who lists her employment on social media as Forensic Scientist at Illinois State Police (that should be fun to explain to the boss).
Katie posted this in response to her father (the alleged pimp and child trafficker) congratulating her on her recent marriage anniversary... (JohnTV would beg to differ)
JohnTV will continue to follow this case. If you have any information, please either comment below or send us a message.
- Follow the criminal case on OSCN.net.
- Link to the asset forfeiture case filed by OBN.
- Phase 2 Spa official website link.
- Phase 3 Spa official website link.
- Jennings (aka "Jan") Fairless' Facebook page.
- Katey Marie Phipps' Facebook Page.