Mississippi woman ‘drove her 16-year-old relative to Texas pretending she was taking her to a modeling job and sold her for sex in exchange for $300’
- Madison Murphy is facing federal child sex trafficking charges for allegedly luring her 16-year-old relative to Texas for sex with a man
- Murphy is accused of posting teen’s Instagram photos online and offering her services as a sex worker
- In June, Murphy allegedly lured the victim to Texas by pretending to take her to a modeling job
- Instead, Murphy handed the teen over to a pimp, who forced her to perform sexual acts on a john in exchange for $300, court records allege
- Teen was rescued after calling the police to say the pimp had threatened to kill her if she refused to meet with additional clients
Madison Murphy, of Starkville, Mississippi, is being held on suspicion of child sex trafficking stemming from the incident that took place last summer.
According to federal court records, Murphy had lured her underage relative to Texas by pretending she was taking her to a modeling job, then handed her over to a pimp who instructed her to perform sex acts on a male client.
Madison Murphy is facing federal child sex trafficking charges for allegedly luring her 16-year-old relative to North Richland Hills, Texas, for sex with a john (stock photo)
After allegedly being threatened with violence if she told anyone about what happened, or refused to meet with additional johns for sex, the teen contacted the local police and was rescued from a motel room in suburban Fort Worth.
Federal documents obtained by the Fort Worth Star-Telegram recount how Murphy placed ads online featuring photos taken from her young relative’s Instagram account, and advertised her services as a sex worker.
Murphy did not have to wait long for responses to start coming in because of her relative’s youthful looks, the documents stated.
According to information presented during a detention hearing last September, in June 2020, Murphy got in contact with a pimp and then convinced her 16-year-old family member to travel with her to Texas, ostensibly for a modeling gig. The woman also took her younger sister along for the ride.
Murphy, her sister and the victim arrived at a Motel 6 in North Richland Hills, Texas, on the night of June 23, and within an hour the 16-year-old was informed that she needed to get ready for a sexual encounter with a john.
Murphy, her sister and the teen then drove to a home in Fort Worth, where they met up with the pimp, according to the records.
The 16-year-old was rescued from a Motel 6 by police after allegedly being threatened by a pimp (stock image)
The 16-year-old girl was then taken to another address, where she performed sex acts on a man and was paid $300, which she later handed over to the pimp’s girlfriend.
After being taken back to the motel, the victim said the pimp threatened to kill her if she refused to go on more ‘dates’ with clients that he had lined up for her.
When she was left alone in the room, the teenager called 911 and summoned police.
During an interview with a detective following her rescue, the 16-year-old was quoted as telling him: ‘I’m not doing this anymore.’