A Tulsa, Okla., woman pleaded guilty to federal charges in a Cranberry Township sex trafficking case.
Shelby S. Brown, 28, waived prosecution by indictment and pleaded guilty to a bill of information to violations of coercion and enticement of an individual to travel to engage in illegal sexual activity and conspiracy to commit that offense before U.S. District Judge Cathy Bissoon in Pittsburgh.
Brown and Oscar Carter III were arrested in March 2018 by Cranberry Township police, accused of running a prostitution ring out of a township hotel.
According to U.S. Attorney Scott W. Brady, Brown admitted that in March 2018 she conspired with Carter to coerce the minor to travel from Ohio to Pennsylvania to engage in prostitution.
Sentencing is scheduled for Jan. 14, 2020, with Brown facing up to 25 years and a $50,000 fine.
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