- Associated Press - Friday, October 14, 2016

CENTRAL ISLIP, N.Y. (AP) - Three Long Island residents and a New Jersey woman have been charged with human trafficking after authorities say they forced three teen girls to a motel to engage in prostitution.

Authorities say Edwin Boneta, of Central Islip (EYE’-slihp), and Jefferson Contreras of Bay Shore, have been charged with human trafficking, promoting prostitution of a juvenile and endangering the welfare of a child.

Their attorneys weren’t immediately available.

Prosecutors say Selena Boneta, of West Babylon, is charged with facilitation of human trafficking and endangering the welfare of a child. Her attorney tells Newsday she plans to seek bail.

Prosecutors say Stephanie Boneta, of Paterson, New Jersey, has been charged with facilitation of human trafficking and endangering the welfare of a child.

It wasn’t immediately known if Stephanie Boneta has an attorney.

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