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May
23
2019

Man arrested for soliciting 12-year-old for sex

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (WMC) - Memphis Police Department arrested a man accused of soliciting a 12-year-old for sex.

A young girl was found in a Memphis hotel room after police say she had been paid by a grown man for sex acts.

The 12-year-old victim told Memphis Police she was contacted by a 36-year-old man through an online ad.

It’s something experts say is unfortunately not uncommon.

Logan Willoughby was arrested Thursday and charged with rape of a child and solicitation of a minor.

Police say he paid the girl $70 to perform sexual acts on him.

"I think it's a problem for our community and for our society,” said Rachel Haaga, Restore Corps executive director.

Rachel Haaga, the executive director of Restore Corps in Memphis, was already familiar with this case.

Her group aims to eradicate human trafficking by empowering survivors in communities, providing resources and changing legislation.

"In a lot of these cases with juveniles there's a facilitator. I keep on calling it the third party. The trafficker, a pimp, somebody that's facilitating the sex act happening with a juvenile,” said Haaga.

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