A woman from South Florida has been accused of teaching two teens how to use a phone app to advertise themselves for prostitution, in addition to a lot of other disturbing bits of advice.
Amber Peak, 33, has been charged with human sex trafficking of a minor and child abuse for the illegal lessons she allegedly gave to two girls, age 16 and 17, according to the Miami Herald.
The Florida Department of Children and Families contacted the Palm Beach County Human Trafficking Task Force after it allegedly learned that the victims “were introduced to prostitution by Amber Peak through a phone application,” according to an arrest report cited by The Miami Herald.
Peak, reportedly a sex worker herself, allegedly decided to show the teenagers how to use a smartphone app to “make money from older men,” according to the Palm Beach Post. It’s not clear what app it was. Not only did she supposedly tell them about the app, but she also allegedly told them how they should word their ads, how they should price themselves, and then took naked photos of them for the app.
Peak allegedly told investigators that the older teen was already working as a sex worker and that she was merely offering a safer alternative, according to the Palm Beach Post.
Peak reportedly lives in short-term rentals and motel rooms with multiple underage girls. The two victims that Peak is accused of trafficking are amongst that group. It’s unclear whether the other girls are also human trafficking victims.
She allegedly gave the two girls, along with a third teen, Molly and cocaine “so they could stay awake and have more prostitution dates,” according to the Miami Herald.
Peak is currently being held without bond. It’s not clear if she has a lawyer who can speak on her behalf.
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