Bradenton man charged with human trafficking

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Posted: Tuesday, January 28, 2014 2:45 pm | Updated: 9:06 pm, Wed Mar 5, 2014.

MANATEE COUNTY, Fla. - Detectives have arrested a Bradenton man they say had sexual relations with a 15-year-old and sold her for sex.

38-year-old Elroy Johnson was arrested Monday and charged with Human trafficking, three counts of Lewd and Lascivious Battery on a Child, and Possession of a Photo of Sexual Performance by a Child.

The victim told investigators that Johnson, known to her as "Coby", gave her a ride in his SUV and gave her marijuana.  She says Johnson took photos of her and posted them on a classified ad website.

He offered to bring her a guy to have sex with for $200, and they would split the money.  The victim says she didn't have sex with the man, but he paid her anyway.

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