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Two people are in custody in Fargo, N.D., accused of sex trafficking a minor for allegedly prostituting a 13-year-old girl in a south Moorhead hotel.

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Prince Antonio Dequante Jones, 24, of Fargo, and Eyeesha Nicole Hinto, 24, of Minneapolis, were arrested this morning, just 12 hours after a Moorhead, Minn., detective spotted a suspicious ad for a Fargo escort on backpage.com, according to criminal complaints filed in Clay County District Court on Thursday afternoon.

Detective Ryan Nelson contacted a phone number given in the ad and ended up meeting the 13-year-old victim at a Moorhead motel, according to the police report filed with the complaint.

The victim was listed as a runaway out of Brooklyn Center, Minn., Moorhead Police Chief David Ebinger said in a press conference Thursday.

Interviews led detectives to finding the two suspects in a hotel in Fargo, the chief said.

Fargo Police arrested the two and they were in Cass County Jail as of Thursday afternoon. The victim has been reunited with her family, Ebinger said.

Each suspect faces two counts of sex trafficking in the first-degree.

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