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Raleigh woman 3rd suspect charged in sex trafficking investigation

Posted January 22, 2020 2:51 p.m. EST
Updated January 22, 2020 6:07 p.m. EST

— A Raleigh woman was charged with prostituting a 17-year-old, arrest warrants state.

Armani Elba Andrade, 20, was charged with trafficking a child, keeping a child in sexual servitude and promoting prostitution of a child.

Armani Elba Andrade

The crimes allegedly happened at the Days Inn Motel on South Wilmington Street in Raleigh in May and June of 2019, according to warrants.

Andrade is the third person to be arrested in an ongoing investigation involving the victim, according to a Raleigh Police Department offense report.

In December, 21-year-old Joshua Joel Scott was charged with trafficking a minor, causing a minor to be held in sexual servitude and promoting prostitution of a minor.

The offense report also states Lorenza Jewell Jenkins, 32, was charged with human trafficking and commercial sex acts.

Andrade was being held in the Wake County jail under $1 million bond.

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