16 and Pregnant Season 2 star Valerie Fairman is currently behind bars in Delaware after reportedly being arrested for prostitution along with seven other women.
Valerie was arrested in New Castle County on Thursday after police say they were cracking down due to citizen complaints of prostitution and other crimes in the area. Valerie, who listed her current residence as Coatesville, Pennsylvania, allegedly agreed to perform a sexual act for cash.
According to online records Valerie is still in custody and being held at Baylor Women’s Correctional Institution.
Valerie, who was 15 at the time she appeared on 16 and Pregnant, garnered a lot of attention long before her episode even aired as her scene from the Season 2 preview trailer went viral. In it, Valerie is seen arguing with her boyfriend Matt as she exclaims, “It’s your baby, Matt. Just like get it through your head. We had sex A LOT.”
In her episode, Valerie and Matt continue to fight, with Valerie eventually giving birth to daughter Nevaeh Lynn Fairman. (You can read our recap of the episode here.)
Valerie was previously arrested in 2011 for allegedly assaulting her adoptive mother.
UPDATE – The Ashley’s Reality Roundup has been speaking with sources close to Valerie for months, and posted an update on her downward spiral today after news of her arrest. Valerie reportedly broke up with Matt, the father of her daughter Nevaeh, and began dating Matt’s uncle David.
David later broke up with Valerie and he tells The Ashley that Valerie has developed a serious drug problem and has been in rehab three times since appearing on 16 and Pregnant. Although she has stayed clean for periods of time, Valerie always seems to relapse, and David says that she began prostituting about a year ago. “She’s a really pretty girl, so it is not hard for her,” David said. “Eventually, she got Hepatitis C and after that she just really gave up.”
As far as Valerie’s daughter, The Ashley reveals Nevaeh is doing well and living with Valerie’s parents, who share custody with Nevaeh’s father, Matt. “Valerie never sees Nevaeh at all,” David said. “Matt’s a really good dad. Nevaeh is a happy girl and is well-loved. Matt will eventually try for full custody, but he wants things to be perfect before he does.”