Washington forced the victim to engage in prostitution while holding her against her will at the same house he and Lambert shared with a young child, the prosecutor’s office said in a statement. The two were also charged with child endangerment.
Officials say 26-year-old Preston Bell was advertising the “sale” of a 16-year-old Indonesian girl on the website Backpage.com, which is known to be a hub of illegal prostitution and has been the focus of an FBI investigation.
A Ware County High School teacher pleaded guilty to the sex trafficking of a minor on Friday. Tracy Wayne Crosby, 42 of Waycross, entered the guilty plea on Friday, before the Honorable Lisa Godbey Wood.
Finding new and innovative ways to combat the demand for purchased sex, raise awareness to this nationwide epidemic, and provide safe environments for victims.