Girl, now 13, tells police woman pimped her out, paid her $80 in hush money

Girl, now 13, tells police woman pimped her out, paid her $80 in hush money

A Kentucky woman accused of pimping out a minor is also a registered sex offender.

Stephanie Watts, 33, and her 34-year-old boyfriend, Juan Plata, were in a Lexington courtroom on Monday, WLEX TV reported.

The pair are sitting in jail, after Watts forced a then 12-year-old girl to engage in sexual activity with Plata, investigators said.

The two were arrested on Christmas Eve.

The girl, now 13, told police in August that the woman made her undress and left her alone in bed with Plata.

She said the woman gave her $80 later to keep quiet about the incident.

Court records show Watts is a registered sex offender in Carroll County, following a guilty plea to an incest charge in 2013.

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