Tennessee pair sentenced for teen prostitution

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) -- A man and woman from Tennessee have been sentenced to nearly six years in federal prison for driving a 15-year-old girl they met through Facebook to Illinois to engage in prostitution.

31-year-old Jarrod Sanford and 22-year-old Jessica Lidy of Friendship, Tenn., both pleaded guilty in December to transportation of a minor to engage in prostitution.

Lidy and Sanford were arrested Oct. 7 in Lincoln after the girl told gas station employees she was being held against her will in Sanford's truck.

Sworn statements by an FBI agent indicate Lidy and Sanford said they would take the girl on a trip and Lidy would work as a prostitute and share money with her.


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