- Associated Press - Saturday, April 29, 2017

WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. (AP) - A 39-year-old woman is convicted of prostituting a North Carolina girl by arranging for her to get raped by adult men for money.

The Winston-Salem Journal reports (https://bit.ly/2qf9v3n ) Flora Riano Gonzalez was sentenced Friday to between 11 and 16 years in prison after a jury found her guilty of sexual servitude and felony child abuse involving prostitution.

Prosecutor Kia Chavious says the girl was first raped in 2011 at age 12. When she became pregnant at 14, Gonzalez reported to police the girl had been sexually abused. But Chavious says that was a ruse to get the girl a free abortion. The girl had also contracted chlamydia.

Gonzalez’s attorney Lisa Costner says her client didn’t force the girl into prostitution. The girl is now 18 and in counseling.

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Information from: Winston-Salem Journal, https://www.journalnow.com

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