INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Three Indianapolis women face human trafficking and other charges for allegedly forcing a minor into prostitution.
Twenty-four-year-old Ciera Beauchamp, her girlfriend, Ashley Breedlove, and sister, Brandi Beauchamp, face felony charges of promotion of human trafficking of a minor and promoting prostitution. Ciera Beauchamp also faces a misdemeanor charge of contributing to the delinquency of a minor.
Court documents say officers investigating a child custody disturbance spoke to a 17-year-old girl on Oct. 7 who said she no longer wanted to live with Ciera Beauchamp, her court-appointed guardian.
State Child Services investigators found the girl had been forced into prostitution while living with Beauchamp. They also allege Beauchamp used the proceeds to pay for her rent and other bills.
Online court records show no attorneys for the women.