NC woman posted ‘Backpage’ prostitution ads for teen girl in exchange for drugs, deputies say

Kasi Lynn Smith (New Hanover Co. Sheriff's Office/WECT)

WILMINGTON, N.C. (WECT) – Authorities in New Hanover County charged a woman Friday with promoting the prostitution of a minor.

UPDATE: NC woman pleads guilty to promoting prostitution of a minor

According to Lt. Jerry Brewer with the sheriff’s office, Kasi Lynn Smith, 25, posted advertisements encouraging the prostitution of a 17-year-old girl on Backpage, a classified advertising website, in exchange for drugs.

Deputies arrested Smith at the Budgetel Inn on Market Street.  The StarNews reported that Smith was with the young girl when the arrest happened.

She was charged with two counts of promoting the prostitution of a minor, and was placed in the New Hanover County Jail under a $250,000 bond.

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