He did this by taking photos of his girls and posting the photos on www.backpage.com. Pratt handled all text communications with potential customers and transported the girls to “dates.” He kept a portion of the money they were paid for commercial sex acts, according to court documents.
One of the girls was 13 when she began working for Pratt, according to court documents.
Pratt had a gun that he used to intimidate at least one of the girls, according to court documents.
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