NewsRadio 920 WHJJ and the Associated Press
PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — A second man has been arraigned on charges of trafficking a 16-year-old girl for sex.
Marquis Joseph Melia is accused of conspiring with 58-year-old Curtis Maxie to sell the girl to men for sex out of a Pawtucket apartment.
Maxie, who also was charged with raping the girl, was ordered held without bond on Wednesday.
The Providence Journal reports Melia's bond was set Thursday at $10,000.
Police say he met the teen after she ran away from home and brought her to Maxie, who forced her to work as a prostitute and kept the money she made.
Police began investigating in April when the teen's parents found her being offered online as an escort.