Central Iowa Woman Charged with Using Teen in Prostitution

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By Jay Knoll

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 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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