Windsor Star

Girl, 14, charged in prostituti­on ring


CHILLIWACK, B.C. As Canada pushes online classified giant Craigslist to pull its erotic sex services section, police in B.C. are investigat­ing the troubling case of a 14-year-old girl accused of recruiting other young girls into the sex trade and advertisin­g on the popular website.

Chilliwack RCMP said the girl, who can’t be named be- cause of her age, claimed in her online ad that she was 18 years old.

Police have since identified two girls who were recruited into the sex trade, and say there may be more victims.

The 14-year-old has been charged with procuring persons under the age of 18 for prostituti­on.

Craigslist has co-operated in the investigat­ion, said police. The girl’s ad on the site has since been removed.

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