COBB COUNTY, Ga. — Three people are accused of using an infamous website to solicit prostitution with a pregnant teenager.
An arrest warrant obtained by Channel 2 Action News show the trio used the website backpage.com to place the ad. It offered a rendezvous with the 17-year-old girl at a motel near I-75 in Acworth.
The report says the teen is 23 1/2 weeks pregnant.
Tosha Patton, who was a guest at the hotel, says she saw what she believes is the trio when she was staying there.
"They looked like just plain, regular people staying in a hotel room," Patton said.
When she found out police had arrested the trio for allegedly pimping out a pregnant teen, she, like the hotel's managers, was shocked.
"I just think it's all bad, period. I don't think any of it is good. It's not good for motel rooms, people staying around. She's a young lady. She's pregnant and someone's soliciting her. It’s very wrong."
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All three were charged with trafficking of a person for sexual servitude.
Acworth police refused to comment on the case, calling it an open investigation.
A spokesperson told Channel 2 Action News that more arrests or charges are possible.
Patton said she wishes she'd seen something suspicious, and worries for the teen.
"I've got a 17-year-old and a 16-year-old, and I love them very much. I wouldn't want anything like that to happen to them, especially being pregnant," she said.
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