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Two arrested in Newport News sex trafficking investigation

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Posted at 10:39 AM, Jul 09, 2015
and last updated 2015-07-09 10:39:42-04

Newport News, Va. – Two people have been arrested in connection to a sex trafficking investigation in Newport News.

On June 26th, Newport News Police officers receiving information about a woman in her early 30’s that might be a victim of sex trafficking at the Travelodge at 13700 Warwick Boulevard.

A detective with the Organized Crime Division immediately began an investigation.

The investigation revealed that Diontea Brooks was was trafficking the victim through intimidation. He was arrested and charged with keeping a bawdy place, aiding prostitution, taking, detaining, etc. a person for prostitution, receiving money for procuring a person, and receiving money from earning of a prostitute.

Also arrested was Jasmine Manley. She was allegedly posting advertisements of the victim on Backpage.com. She has been charged with keeping a bawdy place, and aiding prostitution, taking, detaining, etc. a person for prostitution.