GASTONIA, NC (WJZY) - A local woman is facing serious charges connected to human trafficking and child porn after a federal investigation uncovered she reportedly helped run a prostitution ring.
FOX 46 Charlotte found the 52-year-old woman's address. No one answered the door, but neighbors said there's been plenty of prostitution activity at the location for some time.
Some of the victims in this case are listed as young as 15-years-old. For people living in the neighborhood, they said they're not shocked and have seen it going on for awhile.
In fact, a woman was spotted talking to man who drove past a FOX 46 Charlotte vehicle. They spoke for a new minutes until he drove off. The woman approached FOX 46 Charlotte crews and said the man had tried to pay her for sex.
She said in no way is she a prostitute, but in the middle of the day, someone had just tried to solicit her.
"He said, 'do you want to have some fun, are you selling this?' I said 'I ain't selling nothing.' He said, 'where are you going?' I said, 'to my grandkids,'" the woman explained, who wanted to remain anonymous.
The mother, Daphne Pratt, and her son who reportedly ran the prostitution ring, are currently in jail.