Utica woman pleads guilty to sex trafficking of child

By WKTV News

BINGHAMTON, N.Y. (WKTV) - A Utica woman is facing 10 years to life in prison, after pleading guilty in federal court to sex trafficking of a child, Friday.

Authorities said the crime took place in various Upstate New York counties, including Oneida County.

Lynette Tilden admitted that in February 2012 she, working with others, prostituted a 16-year-old girl in Broome, Oneida and Onondaga counties, as well as other locations.

Officials said that Tilden and the others took photographs of the girl in what was described as seductive poses, and posted the pictures on a website offering the girl for sex in exchange for money and drugs.

Tilden is scheduled to be sentenced in July.

The full investigation is ongoing.

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