"Sin sin sin, it's so much of it now," said Linda Lavelle of Munford. "Morals have gone in the
According to federal prosecutors, Michael Lilley, 49, lured girls, some as young as 15, to work as prostitutes. According to the complaint, the girls were students in Munford, and at
Lilley's criminal complaint states he used a 17-year-old student to recruit the girls, with that student telling investigators, "He used his charm with teenage girls in an effort to convince them to work for Lilley."
The girls were paid around $30 an encounter.
"It is a terrible thing, he should be hung up by his thumbs, publicly displayed," said Jeff Bartram. "You hear about it every day, it just keeps getting closer and closer to home. They said you can't run from it, you can move to
"It is anywhere," said Rachel Sumner, who runs Restore Corps, an organization that works with victims of sex-trafficking. "People are talking about it, and one of the biggest ways to fight any injustice is for people to speak up."
Even so, this crime is not sitting well with locals.