Mesa police on Thursday continued to investigate the case of a Mesa woman accused of prostituting her 13-year-old daughter. That includes looking for men who may have been involved in some of the sexual encounters.
JoAndrea Peeler, 36, remained in Maricopa County's Madison Street Jail in Phoenix on Thursday in lieu of $1 million cash bond on suspicion of 13 felony counts of involving or using a minor in a drug offense, and facilitation of sexual conduct with a minor.
Police had previous contact with Peeler before her arrest Tuesday. On May 18, police arrested her on suspicion of possession of marijuana. Charges in that case are pending.
Arizona Child Protective Services has investigated three cases against Peeler, although a spokeswoman would not elaborate, saying only they were not for sexual exploitation.
Former neighbors of Peeler described the daughter as appearing older than 13. One neighbor said the girl was often left alone.
Stapley Junior High School principal Rod Rich said the only record he had of the girl was that she was enrolled in May 2002. She went to the school for about two weeks, Rich said.
As of Thursday, no men had been arrested in the case.