Iowa woman charged with using teen in prostitution

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — An Iowa woman has been charged with using a 16-year-old girl in a prostitution business.

The Des Moines Register reports (http://dmreg.co/118oknr ) the 16-year-old girl offered to have sex with an undercover police officer who contacted her for $70.

Police say that the investigation led them to arrest 20-year-old Brittany Lanier on suspicion of human trafficking.

Authorities say Lanier introduced the girl to prostitution, trained her and took some of the profits.

Lanier hasn’t entered a plea on the charge.

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Information from: The Des Moines Register, http://www.desmoinesregister.com

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