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Fifth person pleads guilty to role in prostituting teen

Monday, May 12, 2014 4:40 PM
Last updated Tuesday, May 13, 2014 12:48 AM
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A fifth defendant accused of taking part in the sex trafficking of a teenager has pleaded guilty in U.S. District Court in Augusta.

William W. Hart, 35, of Hephzibah, pleaded guilty to using a facility of interstate commerce to facilitate the carrying on of a business involving prostitution. Charles H. Castillo, 32, Allison J. Barnes, 29, Shelica Daniels, 27, and Heather L. Hedrick, 30, all of Augusta, previously pleaded guilty.

The defendants admitted to their role in setting up a 16-year-old girl to prostitute herself for them last summer. To acquire clients, they advertised on Backpage.com.

Sentencing dates have not been set yet.

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Farmboy
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Farmboy 05/13/14 - 12:19 pm
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There is not enough room on the whole internet..

For me to get into a written discussion on how wrong this is.

corgimom
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corgimom 05/13/14 - 07:41 pm
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Farmboy, this happens every

Farmboy, this happens every day, all over the nation.

Then there are those fools who want to say that prostitution should be legal, that it's a victimless crime.

Very few men and women start after age 18, the vast majority start as teenagers.

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