Teen call girl Tiffany Taylor sent dozens of messages offering sex for cash in a desperate bid to pay her rent in the days before she disappeared, a court has been told.
The 16-year-old was last seen in July 2015 after Rodney Wayne Williams, 65, met her via the Oasis social networking website and allegedly agreed to pay $500 for sex.
He has pleaded not guilty in the Brisbane Supreme Court to murdering the teenager after picking her up from a Logan motel.
Prosecutor Philip McCarthy QC told the jury on Friday that in the three days before Tiffany went missing she sent and received hundreds of Oasis messages.
“I need money ASAP. I need to pay my rent and phone bill,” one message shown to the jury from the teen on July 10 reads.
A profile named Shakz replies: “Centre link (sic) ain’t helping U?”
Tiffany replies “no” saying she is an orphan and her parents are dead.
Earlier in the day, the teenager offered another profile named Junior184 sex for $400 but the user replied it was “way to (sic) dear”.
To another, she says “I am looking for a “sugur (sic) daddy”.
The teenager repeatedly offers sex for cash, saying she urgently needs money to pay her bills.
Some profiles questioned her age. Others showed sympathy for her situation. But many attempted to barter the price down, with one offering to pay $40 for 30 minutes.
Another said: “Get a job”.
As the days’ pass, Tiffany’s messages become increasingly desperate.
In one message to Vegemitekid15, she answers “s***” when asked how she is before again offering sex for cash so she can “pay the rent”.
The court has heard the teenager was living at the $100 per night Waterford Motor Inn with her boyfriend Gregory Hill, who was unemployed.
An Oasis message log shows that on July 12, Tiffany was communicating with the profile Muddles54, who she offered sex for money.
Mr McCarthy said it was Williams.
The court heard that after the pair negotiated, Williams picked Tiffany up in his car about mid-morning.
Williams then drove to Larapinta industrial park where “something happens”, Mr McCarthy told the court.
He then drove to the Esk-Fernvale region, where police have searched properties, dams and bushland for Tiffany’s body, without success.
Tiffany’s Oasis messages abruptly ended on the same day at 11.26am, he said.
Her last message simply read: “Hey”.
The court heard Tiffany had created more than a dozen user profiles on the Oasis website in the months before she disappeared.
The teenager listed her age as 21 and used profile names such as Hotsexylady1 and Sexybabe11232, often also with a photo.
Earlier, Mr Hill, 45, denied pimping the teenager out despite 300 messages about money and meeting men allegedly being found on his phone.
The trial continues.