Couple charged with sex trafficking 16-yr-old girl from Utah

Santa Ana, California — (KUTV)- Two Las Vegas residents have been charged in California with trafficking and "pimping" a 16-year-old girl from Utah.
Brandon Antwan Hunter and Danielle Beniese Bates, both 31-years-old, were charged Tuesday by the Orange County District Attorney's Office with human trafficking, pimping and pandering of a minor. Hunter received an additional charge of unlawful sex with a minor.
According to a statement from the district attorney's office, Hunter and Bates met the 16-year-old girl from Utah in Las Vegas in November and took her to Costa Mesa, California. The statement does not give any information about why the teen was in Las Vegas, what part of Utah she is from, or how she met the couple.

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