Teen prostituted herself and sister (7) at party
Police have arrested a 15-year-old girl they say prostituted herself and her seven-year-old step-sister to have sex with as many as seven men and boys at a party near their home in a crime-plagued neighbourhood.
Police Captain Joseph Juniak said yesterday the older girl started by taking money to have sex with several men at the party in a high-rise apartment building in Trenton, New Jersey, USA, on Sunday.
The teenager then gave some of the money she had collected to the younger girl to let the men start touching her, the police officer said.
"It went from touching to straight out assault and rape," Cpt Juniak said. "They threatened to kill her if she screamed or told anyone."
The child later put on her clothes and two strangers walked the crying girl home, while her sister stayed behind. She was treated at a hospital.
The teenager is charged with aggravated sexual assault, promoting prostitution and other crimes. Her name was not released because of her age.
Police are trying to track down the men and boys who attended and are reviewing building surveillance videos.
The girls' parents reported them missing late on Sunday afternoon. Police had just arrived at the home when the seven-year-old returned, Cpt Juniak said.