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Deputies: 14-year-old sold as sex slave for money, drugs

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Posted: Dec 18, 2013 4:32 PM by Trey Schmaltz
Updated: Dec 18, 2013 4:32 PM
Source: WBRZ

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Topics: arrested, prostitution, child, sex crimes, ascension

DONALDSONVILLE- Two women and a man have been arrested and a second man is at large connected to a child prostitution bust in Ascension Parish.

Deputies said Wednesday, they arrested Lakeisha Marshall, 33, along with Wendell Walker, 46, and Trenace Tyler, 19 for being involved in selling a 14-year-old girl for sex out of a home on McKinley Street. The teenager is now in state custody.

Investigators believe Marshall would trade drugs and money for the girl and also send the teenager with Tyler and Walker out of town to do the same.

Marshall was booked on charges of prostitution of persons under the age of 18, soliciting for prostitutes, and trafficking of children for sexual purposes. Tyler was booked on charges of criminal conspiracy to commit prostitution of persons under the age of 18, criminal conspiracy to commit soliciting for prostitutes, and trafficking of children for sexual purposes. Walker was booked on charges of criminal conspiracy to commit prostitution of persons under the age of 18, criminal conspiracy to commit soliciting for prostitutes, and trafficking of children for sexual purposes.

Gregory Hardin is wanted on similar charges. Investigators said he conspired with Marshall to prostitute the 14-year-old. Hardin lives in Addis.
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