2 Lethbridge men charged in child prostitution case
Two Lethbridge, Alta., men face numerous charges after police say they found a 13-year-old girl working as a prostitute.
"It's very disturbing that that's occuring in our city," said Insp. Bill Kay with the Lethbridge police.
Police say a 32-year-old man, who was an aquaintance of the girl, was acting as her pimp.According to police, the 13-year-old girl engaged in an act of prostitution with a man in downtown Lethbridge in February.
A 61-year-old man has been charged with sexual assault, sexual interference, procuring a youth for sex and invitation to sexual touching.
"Prostitution occurs on a regular basis," said Kay. "This is the first time that I am aware of a girl this young working in our downtown."
The young girl has not been charged. Instead, social agencies are involved in her case.