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Former North Versailles man pleads not guilty to prostituting teen |

Former North Versailles man pleads not guilty to prostituting teen

| Wednesday, May 14, 2014 2:33 p.m

A former North Versailles man already facing federal charges of forcing a 16-year-old girl into prostitution pleaded not guilty Wednesday to an additional charge that he also recruited and trafficked a 17-year-old boy.

Former prison inmate Rasul Abernathy, 32, and his girlfriend, former prison guard Poshauntamarin Walker, 35, were living in North Versailles when they began prostituting the two minors, prosecutors say.

They were living in Chester County when they were arrested in January on child-sex trafficking charges based on the girl’s testimony. Based on additional evidence concerning the boy, a federal grand jury in April added another child-sex trafficking charge.

Walker pleaded not guilty to the additional charge on May 6. Both remain in jail pending trial, according to court records.

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