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Tacoma woman arrested for prostituting teen runaway on Backpage.com

Post by Stacia Glenn / The News Tribune on Feb. 1, 2013 at 10:35 am |
February 1, 2013 11:44 am

A 21-year-old woman accused of forcing a teenage girl into prostitution was arrested Thursday night on suspicion of promoting commercial sexual abuse of a minor.

Tacoma police found the teen at a motel in the 8700 block of S. Hosmer Street and returned her home. The girl was reported as a runaway.

Officers got involved when a woman called them to say a friend claimed she and another girl were being held against their will and forced into prostitution. Police said the woman advertised the girls on Backpage.com.

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