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MOUNT HOLLY >> A Burlington County couple has been arrested on first-degree human trafficking charges accusing them of forcing a 17-year-old girl to engage in prostitution at area motels.trhtjstjhesy345t3

Christopher K. White, 19, of Eastampton, and Adria Regn, 27, of Mount Holly, could be locked up for 20 years to life in state prison if convicted on the human trafficking of a minor charge. They are accused of turning the victim into a sex slave to solely enrich themselves in a sick-and-twisted moneymaking scheme.

State Attorney General Christopher S. Porrino alleges the couple posted nude photos of the underage girl on Backpage.com, advertised her services as an “escort” and had her snort crystal methamphetamine with them while they had her working as a prostitute.

“This is a classic case of human trafficking where these defendants allegedly trapped an underage girl in dehumanizing circumstances in which they gave her drugs and forced her to have sex with multiple men per day,” Porrino said Friday in a news release statement. “It’s terrible for anyone to be exploited in this manner, but it’s especially heartbreaking when the victim is so young and vulnerable.”

White and Regn are both being detained at the Burlington County Jail and could potentially get hit with additional charges for allegedly posting nude photos of the 17-year-old victim on the internet, according to the Attorney General’s Office, which said the investigation remains ongoing.

Mount Holly Police arrested White on Monday and charged with human trafficking of a minor, human trafficking by receiving money for organizing or managing a scheme of human trafficking, human trafficking by providing a controlled dangerous substance, and promoting prostitution of a minor.

Mount Holly Police arrested Regn on Thursday and charged her with human trafficking of a minor, conspiracy to commit human trafficking of a minor, and promoting prostitution of a minor.

SICK SCHEME

The police investigation into the couple began after the victim reported allegations that she was forced by White and his girlfriend, Regn, to work as a prostitute for a period of 10 days in October 2016 at various motels where they lived in Burlington County, authorities said.

The victim thought she was going to babysit Regn’s two young children at a motel when White and Regn gave her crystal meth and marijuana and told her she needed to work as an escort for them so that they could make money.

“They allegedly said that if she did not work for them, it would be her fault if Regn’s children ended up on the street,” the Attorney General’s Office said Friday in the news release. “At one point, White allegedly told the victim he would find her and beat her if she did not continue to work for them as a prostitute.”

Authorities say White and Regn collected all of the prostitution proceeds for themselves and did not share even one penny with the victim. During a three- or four-day stay at a motel in Wrightstown, White and Regn allegedly made the victim have sex with at least five men each day.

The victim escaped from her bondage, authorities said, by fleeing while White and Regn were sleeping.

Law-enforcement officers from the local, county and state levels conducted the human trafficking investigation into the couple.

Burlington County Prosecutor Scott A. Coffina commended the law-enforcement agencies for their police work in the case and in a statement said, “We look forward to working closely with the Attorney General’s Office to support their prosecution of these individuals for their despicable acts of exploitation of this young girl.”

 

 

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