A Hopkinsville, Ky., woman was indicted by the June term of the Montgomery County grand jury on charges of human trafficking of a minor.
The Tennessee Bureau of Investigation conducted an undercover human trafficking operation and learned that Elizabeth Carol Cook, 26, was promoting the prostitution of a 17-year-old girl between Oct. 12, 2012, and March 11, 2013, according to her warrant.
Cook did this using a website and on March 12 brought the girl to a Clarksville motel to engage in sex for money with an undercover agent posing as a client, the warrant said.
The grand jury charged Cook with two counts of prostitution and two counts of human trafficking.
Cook, who gave a Hopkinsville address, was booked into Montgomery County Jail on a $50,000 bond.
She will be arraigned in July in Judge John H. Gasaway’s court.
CLARKSVILLE, Tenn. March 13, 2013
A Kentucky woman has been arrested f or the alleged sex traf f icking of a juvenile.
The Tennessee Bureau of Investigation arrested 26-year-old Elizabeth Cook, of Hopkinsville, Kentucky, overnight.Shewaschargedwithonecountof humantraffickingbypromotingtheprostitutionof aminor.
The TBI conducted an undercover operation into possible sexual exploitation of a minor on Backpage.com. Police said Cook brought the 17-year-old, who is a relative, who she advertised for prostitution to a motel in Clarksville for the purpose of having her engage in prostitution.
The victim is now home with her mother.
Cook was booked into the Montgomery County Jail on $50,000 bond.