Two Reno residents pleaded guilty to charges for attempting to force a child into prostitution, according to the Nevada Attorney General’s Office.
Terrell Fletcher, 23, and Stormy Robertson, 20, each pleaded guilty to one count of child abuse, neglect or endangerment—a felony. They also pleaded guilty to one count of attempted sex trafficking.
According to a news release from the state attorney general’s office, the two defendants orchestrated the sexual exploitation of a child within the span of a month—between June 23 and July 24 last year.
Child abuse or neglect is punishable by one to six years in prison. Meanwhile, a charge of attempted sex trafficking is punishable by one to five years in prison and a fine up to $10,000, officials said in the news release on Wednesday.
The investigation was led by the FBI’s Northern Nevada Child Exploitation and Human Trafficking Task Force. The state attorney general’s office is prosecuting the case.
Fletcher and Robertson are scheduled for a sentencing hearing on June 3 at the second Judicial District Court.
Anyone who wants to report instances of human trafficking can call the National Human Trafficking Resource Center Hotline at 1-888-373-7888. You can also call the U.S. Department of Justice Hotline at 1-888-428-7581.
Marcella Corona is a breaking news reporter who covers crime and justice in Northern Nevada. Support her work by subscribing to RGJ.com.