Missouri man charged with attempted sex trafficking

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CLAYTON, Mo. (AP) — A Missouri man has been charged with trying to become a pimp for someone he believed was a woman who would work as his prostitute.

Prosecutors charged Eric Niles, 36, of Columbia, Missouri, earlier this month with one count of attempted sex trafficking in the case.

Authorities say Niles wanted to manage the prostitution work of a person he believed was a woman who lived outside of Missouri, but according to court documents, Niles was actually chatting online with an undercover St. Louis County detective. Court documents said Niles discussed specific dollar amounts that would be charged for different sex acts.

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