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Arkansas woman charged with human trafficking

Amber Johnson (Source: Craighead County Sheriff's Department) Amber Johnson (Source: Craighead County Sheriff's Department)

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) - Jonesboro police say a woman is facing human trafficking charges after being accused of forcing two teenage girls into prostitution.

Police say charges were lodged against 28-year-old Amber Nicole Johnson of Wynne. She was arrested in Little Rock last week at a motel where troopers announced Monday they had rescued a 15-year-old girl. State police listed the woman's hometown as North Little Rock.

Jonesboro police say a 14-year-old girl told a social worker at Arkansas Children's Hospital that she had been forced into prostitution. The victim said she had run away from foster care with a 17-year-old relative, who told investigators she had been forced into prostitution as well.

Jail records list no lawyer for Johnson, who was being held Tuesday in lieu of $250,000 bond.

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