Adults Charged With Sex Trafficking in Tea, SD

A multi agency FBI sex trafficking investigation is underway in Tea, SD.

Federal Court paperwork says two adults are behind bars tonight for a sex trafficking violation in Tea.

FBI agents say 26 year old Brandon Thompson and 30 year old Megan Hayes were arrested near Thompson’s home on East Brian Street last Friday in Tea. They have both been charged with sex trafficking of a child and are being held at the Minnehaha County jail tonight.

The court paperwork also says the two were employing underage females to work as prositutues.

A witness in the paperwork identifies a website called backpage.com. The witness says this is the site the two used to advertise their services. At least one minor victim is identified in the court paper work and FBI agents say they take sex crimes involving minors very seriously.

FBI Special Agent E.K. Wilson: “Any time there is potential for exploration of a minor whether its sex trafficking or child porn its going to give it an extra sense of priority with the FBI.”

One of the many agencies involved in this investigation is the South Dakota Joint Terrorism Task Force. Action News will continue working this story and keep you updated.

source: http://www.ksfy.com/news/local/73184587.html

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