A Jacksonville woman is accused of using force and threats to traffick two women for sex over the course of two years.
A federal indictment also accuses Shaquana Brookins, 31, of running a drug house in a room at an EconoLodge in Atlantic Beach.
“The first thing that goes through my mind when I hear about this case is concern for victims and making sure that the victims are getting access to the services and support that they’re going to need,” said sex trafficking victim advocate Lawanda Ravoira.
A grand jury also indicted Brookins for manufacturing and distributing crack cocaine and having three guns as a convicted felon.
“I also step back and wonder what the woman who is being charged with trafficking – what, what was her history? And what had happened in her life that brought her to this point?” said Ravoira.