Iowa woman charged with using teen in prostitution

Published On: May 05 2013 02:31:37 PM CDT
DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) -

An Iowa woman has been charged with using a 16-year-old girl in a prostitution business.

The Des Moines Register reports the 16-year-old girl offered to have sex with an undercover police officer who contacted her for $70.

Police say that the investigation led them to arrest 20-year-old Brittany Lanier on suspicion of human trafficking.

Authorities say Lanier introduced the girl to prostitution, trained her and took some of the profits.

Lanier hasn't entered a plea on the charge.