Woman gets six years in prison for forcing teen into prostitution in Fort Worth

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A 22-year-old woman has been sentenced to six years in a federal prison for her role in a scheme to compel a teenage girl into prostitution, officials said.

Brittanie S. Brattain of Saginaw who was sentenced Tuesday, pleaded guilty in June to one count of conspiracy to commit sex trafficking of a child, according to a news release from the U.S. attorney’s office.

Brattain’s co-defendant, Deundrea R. Miller, 27, pleaded guilty in June to the same offense and is scheduled to be sentenced in November.

Miller and Brattain recruited the then-15-year-old girl to work as a prostitute from September 2012 to January 2013, prosecutors said. The girl’s activities “were advertised on Backpage.com,” a classified advertising website, the news release said. She met customers at motels, many off Interstate 35W in south Fort Worth.

The girl “turned over all the money she earned from the prostitution to Miller,” the news release said.

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