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25-year-old woman sentenced on child trafficking charges

11:27 PM, Apr 29, 2013   |    comments
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ATLANTA -- A 25-year-old woman was sentenced to, more than, seven years in prison for trafficking a minor woman across state lines for the purpose of prostitution. 

According to a release from United States Attorney Sally Yates, 25-year-old Jessica Loren Posey transported a 16-year-old girl to Tennessee, Kentucky and Ohio to engage in sexual acts. 

Yates says, "This defendant had no regard for the vulnerability of her victim and lured her into a quick-money lifestyle that led to the juvenile's repeated sexual exploitation. Human traffickers should take note: You will be found and prosecuted for your role in sexual exploitation."

According to information presented in court, Posey: 

  • create advertisements of the child that she placed on websites
  • uploaded nude photographs of the juvenile on her cell phone
  • arranged for customers to engage in sex acts with the victim
  • rented the hotel rooms where she caused the girl to engage in prostitution
Posey, also, drove the young women to cities like Chattanooga and Knoxville to commit commercial sex acts. 

A release from the US Attorneys office indicated that this case was investigated by Special Agents of the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) with assistance from the FBI's Metro Atlanta Child Exploitation Task Force, including the Atlanta Police Department, Gwinnett County Police Department, City of Marietta Police Department, Fulton County Police Department, Clayton County Police Department, and the Sandy Springs Police Department.

Upon entering a quilty plea, Posey was ordered to serve over seven years in prison, ordered to pay restitution in the amount of $1,200 to the minor victim, perform 100 hours of community service, and register as a sex offender.

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