Two men charged with sex trafficking

Posted at: 04/04/2013 10:40 PM

Two local men accused of sex trafficking. Prosecutors say a teenage girl was a victim.

The U.S. Attorney's Office announced that 31-year-old Daniel Tanck and 29-year-old Robert Palermo have been charged with sex trafficking of a minor. The office says that's according to court paperwork.

A 14-year-old girl reported that Tanck and Palermo placed an ad on the website, Backpage.com for her to engage in prostitution. The girl told investigators the two had taken pictures of her at their residence on Emerson Street and posted them on the advertisement.

If convicted, both Tanck and Palermo face a mandatory 10 year sentence.