Five people were arrested in the District this week and charged with sex trafficking of children, authorities announced late Wednesday.
The suspects are accused of trafficking minors in various parts of D.C. between April 25 and May 16. They "knowingly recruited, enticed, harbored, transported, provided, obtained, and maintained juveniles for commercial sex acts," according to Metropolitan Police and and the FBI.
The victims were a 15-year-old girl and a 17-year-old girl, according to a police report.
Curtis Lakeith Fowler, 24, of Southwest D.C., was arrested Monday and charged with sex trafficking of children.
Four more suspects were arrested Tuesday and charged with sex trafficking of children: 45-year-old Willis Pierre Lewis, 26-year-old Ashley Briana Taylor and 23-year-old Rodrick McGrier Barton, all of Oxon Hill, Maryland, and 30-year-old Brittany Alleesse-Nancy Jones, of Suitland, Maryland.