Two Spokane men are accused of selling teen girls for sex as part of a multi-agency investigation into human trafficking.
Pierre Jamel Davis and Kendyl Dunn were arrested last week and remain jailed in Spokane on $500,000 bail.
Dunn and the victims met in February, and Dunn later asked one of them on Facebook if she wanted to make money through prostitution, according to court documents.
An affidavit detailed the investigation by the FBI, Department of Justice and the Spokane Regional Safe Streets Task Force.
Between May 17 and July 21, Davis and Dunn drove the women around Spokane, Coeur d’Alene and nearby cities and towns to perform paid sex acts.
Court documents state that one victim was assaulted by Davis on June 27 when she told him she wanted to quit being a prostitute, and he “shoved her head several times” against a car door window.
Michel Lundy, the renter of the apartment that the girls stayed in and the owner of the cars used to drive them around, was arrested in August and released.
Lundy admitted to soliciting sex with one of the girls and said he became “friends” with her and her family.
The victim’s mother told investigators that her daughter was being groomed for prostitution by an adult mental health counselor at Kootenai Health on Coeur d’Alene.
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