- Associated Press - Wednesday, July 13, 2016

NEW ORLEANS (AP) - New Orleans authorities say a man and woman have been arrested on sex trafficking charges after discovering two 16-year-old girls and a newborn boy at a hotel.

Police say 36-year-old Pierre Smith, of Jackson, Mississippi, and 38-year-old Angela Cagnolatti, of New Orleans, were arrested Monday on charges of trafficking children for sexual purposes.

Local media outlets report bond for Smith and Cagnolatti was set at $100,000 each after a Tuesday court hearing.

Police say one of the girls was reported missing and the other as having run away in May.

Jimmy Miller, a staff attorney with the Orleans Public Defenders, argued Tuesday there was no sign either girl told police anything incriminating about Smith or Cagnolatti.

Police say they found sex toys, condoms and lubricant in the hotel room.

Copyright © 2018 The Washington Times, LLC.

The Washington Times Comment Policy

The Washington Times is switching its third-party commenting system from Disqus to Spot.IM. You will need to either create an account with Spot.im or if you wish to use your Disqus account look under the Conversation for the link "Have a Disqus Account?". Please read our Comment Policy before commenting.


Click to Read More

Click to Hide