Minneapolis woman charged with sex trafficking of two teenagers

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A Minneapolis woman was charged Tuesday with two counts of sex trafficking and promotion of prostitution after she was discovered to be harboring two teenage runaways, said KARE 11.

Meranda Warborg, 29, provided the two teenage girls with cocaine, heroin and methamphetamine and allowed them to be prostituted in her home through advertisements placed on Backpage.com, said the Star Tribune.

The girls, ages 15 and 17, told police that men who responded to the ads would pay them for sex. Warborg would then collect $100 a day from the girls as rent, said the Star Tribune.

According to police, Warborg has confirmed the testimonies of the girls and will appear in Hennepin County District Court on Tuesday, said KARE 11.

Backpages.com has faced scrutiny from law enforcement and city governments nationwide for lax regulations on the adult section of their website, where Warborg's ads were posted, said the Star Tribune.

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