CRANSTON, R.I. (AP) — A 21-year-old Providence woman has been charged with sex trafficking and enticing a minor after police say she prostituted a 14-year-old runaway.
The Providence Journal reports that Nicole Ferreira was arrested Wednesday. Police say the 14-year-old girl told them that Ferreira arranged for her to have sex with men about 40 to 50 times in a span of 30 to 45 days and kept a portion of the proceeds from the prostitution.
The girl was reported missing from Pawtucket in August. She was found last month with other young women in a basement of a Cranston home. Authorities say Ferreira acknowledged posting online ads for the girl's services as an escort.
It was unclear Thursday if Ferreira is being represented by an attorney.
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