Two men have been taken into federal custody on charges of trafficking a Texas middle-school student for sex.
Federal prosecutors in Dallas said in a statement Thursday that 43-year-old Shawn Dale Sanders and 34-year-old Shenandoah West Moneypenny each face one federal count of conspiracy to use a minor to engage in sexually explicit conduct for the purpose of producing a visual depiction of such conduct.
The 13-year-old victim told law enforcement she met Moneypenny online earlier this year. Using a Craigslist ad, Moneypenny arranged for the girl to have sex with men, including Sanders, who sent pictures to Moneypenny as payment.
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Sanders and Moneypenny were arrested Dec. 18 and are being held at the Kaufman County jail without bond. It was not immediately clear whether they had attorneys.