Federal prosecutors have charged Dalían Washington, 25, and Akeem Beazer, 21, with sex abuse of a minor after learning of their alleged relationship with the girl, who was 15 years old at the time. According to court documents, the girl allegedly stayed with them on and off at the Dover Air Force Base for five months. In order to protect the victim’s identity, the US Attorney’s office cannot disclose her location, spokesperson Kim Reeves told The Daily Beast.
Washington has also been charged with sex trafficking of a child. Washington and Beazer’s attorneys did not immediately respond to request for comment.
Under the federal law, any child under the age of 18 who is involved in the commercial sex industry is automatically considered a victim of sex trafficking. A child cannot consent to sex with an adult,” Emily Pasnak-Lapchick, manager of UNICEF’s End Trafficking Project told The Daily Beast.