2 charged with offering teenage girl for sex

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Associated Press

Posted on March 8, 2013 at 6:34 AM

FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) — Federal authorities in North Texas say two people forced a 15-year-old girl to work as a prostitute for five months before she was able to flee.

A federal count of sex trafficking of a child was filed against 27-year-old Deundrea R. Miller of Fort Worth and 21-year-old Brittanie S. Brattain of the Fort Worth suburb of Saginaw.

They remained in custody Thursday. If convicted they each face a maximum of 10 years in prison and a $250,000 fine.

The Fort Worth Star-Telegram reports (http://bit.ly/ZfIRSM ) the pair advertised the girl on the Internet using photos of her clad only in underwear. She worked as a prostitute from September to January before running away.

Miller and Brattain have not entered pleas and attorneys for them declined comment Thursday.

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