Two Men Accused of Sexually Exploiting Teen on Craigslist

Two Men Accused of Sexually Exploiting Teen on Craigslist

Published April 17, 2009

The FBI charged two men with using Craigslist.com to pimp out a 17-year-old girl at an Atlanta hotel.

The men allegedly posted naked pictures of the juvenile on the free Web-based advertising vehicle, saying she would perform sex acts for money.

It didn’t take long for the online pimps – Marvis Harris and Lawrence Edward Pruitt – to get flooded with calls, and she reportedly serviced more than a dozen johns over a two-day period, according to authorities.

The girl, whose name was not released, told federal agents that Pruitt and Harris, both 26, knew she was only 17 but told her to lie and tell men she was 19, according to the charging documents.

The two wannabe pimps have been charged with the sex-trafficking of a minor.

Written by BET.com News Staff

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