BURLINGTON COUNTY, NJ — A couple is now behind bars after allegedly hiring a 17-year-old babysitter to sexually exploit her.
Suspects Christopher White and Adria Regn remain at the Burlington County Jail after an indictment was filed against them Monday on charges of human trafficking, conspiracy, promoting the prostitution of a minor and child pornography.
The teen victim was hired to babysit at a motel room. Once she arrived, the couple forced her to snort meth and take other drugs or otherwise be beaten up. The couple then forced the teen to strip her clothes for them to capture and post nude photos of her on backpage.com as an escort to solicit prostitution.
Under constant threats of being physically harmed if she were to run away or not consume the drugs given to her, the victim was left in a stranglehold. Forced to have sex with at least five men a day at that motel room and others nearby and have the couple keep all the money, she eventually escaped the hellish trap after 10 days while the couple was sleeping.
Although this ordeal occurred last October, the victim finally spoke up to police recently.
The New Jersey Attorney General's Office states this is a classic case of human trafficking with intimidation through use of threats and forced drug intake.
The couple faces up to life in prison if convicted.