The now-defunct Backpage classifieds website was recently shut down by the federal government.
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Atlanta couple sexually trafficked 13-year-old runaway online in Cobb

A couple who advertised the services of a young teenage runaway they forced to have sex for money out of Cobb County motels was sentenced to prison this week.

Daveon Brantley, 27, and 21-year-old Amber Brinson, were sentenced Tuesday, according to a news release from federal prosecutors.

Brantley was sentenced to 22 years and one month. Brinson got nine years and seven months.

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“This couple trafficked a 13-year-old girl for commercial sex who they knew was a vulnerable runaway,” U.S. Attorney Byung J. “BJay” Pak said in the news release.

Prosecutors said Brantley invited the child to his hotel room on Fulton Industrial Boulevard and directed his then-girlfriend, Brinson, to take nude photos of the child.

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According to an indictment, the couple posted nine ads for sex on the now-defunct website Backpage in June 2016, alleging the girl was 20 years old.

They used the girl for six days. 

An acquaintance of the couple tipped off Acworth police who found the girl at a hotel in the city on June 7, 2016.

Once out of prison, Brantley will have 15 years of supervised release, and Brinson awaits seven years. They each must pay the girl $1,440 of restitution and register as sex offenders.

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