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Men charged with recruiting teenage girls for sex

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MEMPHIS, TN (WMC-TV) - Two Memphis men have been charged with recruiting teenage girls for sex trafficking.

Police said 32-year-old Bradley Pryor and 30-year-old Joey Haring tried to make a profit by allowing three teenage girls to engage in sex for pay.

Like many neighbors, Caitlin Bryant was surprised at the arrest.

"It could be anybody's child," neighbor Nicole Steel said. "It could've been my child. It's amazing something like that would happen in this area."

Authorities say the men recruited a 17-year-old girl and two 16-year-olds along Raleigh-LaGrange and Goldbrier.  The suspects also placed a notice on the web to attract customers.

"The internet is good and bad," Steel said. "You just have to kinda monitor your children while they're on the internet, and that you teach them the right things."

Investigators said the suspects brought the girls to a motel near Poplar and I-240.  Police arrested the men while one of the 16-year-olds was engaging in a sex act.

"They deserve to be locked up," Bryant said. "It's disgusting...especially young's disgusting."

Bradley is being held on a $200,000 bond and Haring is being held on a $50,000 bond.  Both men are scheduled back in court on August 3rd.

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