BOSTON (MyFoxBoston.com) – A Massachusetts couple is accused of trafficking a 15-year-old girl for sex.
David Minasian, 24, of Malden, and Madonna Say, 23, of Lynn, were arrested Tuesday on charges of sex trafficking of a child and sex trafficking by force, fraud and coercion, U.S. Attorney Carmen M. Ortiz said in a statement.
According to the affidavit, the investigation revealed that in July 2012, Minasian transported the girl to Florida and forced her to engage in prostitution.
After returning to Massachusetts, Minasian and Say allegedly photographed the victim wearing revealing lingerie and posing in provocative positions. Ortiz says Minasian and Say then posted the photos to the adult section of Backpage.com, an Internet site used for advertising commercial sex activity, with advertisements soliciting customers for "escort services."
Customers who responded to the advertisements were directed to where Minasian and Say were staying with the victim to have sex for a fee with her. Ortiz says the couple also took the victim to motels inside Massachusetts, where they paid for rooms for the purposes of prostituting her.