A 20-year-old man is accused of pimping out an underaged girl online in Virginia Beach was indicted by a federal grand jury on Thursday.
Joshua Manuel Treat, of the 2900 block of Lyme Regis Way, is charged with sex trafficking of children; two counts of use of interstate commerce in furtherance of prostitution; three counts of possession of child pornography; four counts of distribution of narcotics to a person under twenty one; and forfeiture.
The 14-year-old girl told police Treat set her up for prostitution appointments, in which she would either have sex with or rob the clients. She was usually high during these appointments, often on heroin that Treat injected into her.
Treat was arrested on Oct. 12, after an undercover Virginia Beach Police Department detective set up an appointment to meet Treat at a hotel. The detective offered to pay Treat $250 to watch him have sex with the underaged girl, according to documents filed in the Eastern District Court of Virginia.
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