NEW: Florida man faces human-trafficking charge with middle-school kid

A 34-year-old Lantana man used a social media app to solicit a middle-school girl and encourage her to recruit her friends into prostitution, authorities said in arresting him this week on human trafficking charges.

Over the span of weeks, Joel Bautista Trinidad engaged the girl in an extended, sexually graphic texting conversation, according to a probable-cause affidavit released Wednesday. At least twice, he picked up the girl and her toddler sister using two different vehicles , dropped the younger child off with a babysitter and took the older girl to abandoned buildings and engaged in what authorities are calling sexual battery.

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