POSTED: Wednesday, January 15, 2014 - 1:21pm
UPDATED: Wednesday, January 15, 2014 - 2:58pm
BATON ROUGE, LA (NBC33) — A man and a woman have been arrested for trafficking a child prostitute.
Baton Rouge Police say they have arrested 28-year-old Dominick Sims and 21-year-old Taniya Smith on charges of Trafficking Children for Sexual Purposes.
Officers arrested Sims and Smith at the Calloway Inn in the 10000 block of Mead Road. Police had received reports of “several men visiting a hotel room throughout the day for short periods of time.”
Investigators found a 16-year-old girl, who confirmed the trafficking charges.
Police say Sims and Smith had posted an advertisement for the girl on the website Backpage.
Sims and Smith were booked into the East Baton Rouge Parish Prison.