NORFOLK, Va. —
Three New York residents are charged in Virginia with trying to sell sex slaves on the Internet.
A federal grand jury in Norfolk indicted 20-year-old Prince Lee, 21-year-old Henry Olson and 21-year-old Arielle Pierre on charges of conspiracy, transportation for prostitution, and coercion and enticement.
The indictment unsealed Friday says Lee and a woman posted an ad on craigslist.com offering to sell the woman as a “sex slave” for $10,000. Virginia Beach police monitoring the website contacted the pair, who agreed to sell three women for about $225,000. The defendants recruited two women to spend a few hours with the undercover officer. The women were not told they were being sold.
A meeting was arranged, and the three were arrested.
Court records do not list attorneys for the three.