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A Longview woman accused of sex trafficking a runaway 14-year-old girl remained jailed Thursday in Gregg County.

Chelsey Rae Penney, 32, was arrested Wednesday and held on $150,000 bond, charged with compelling prostitution under age 18, trafficking of a person and engaging in organized criminal activity.

Longview police arrested her on Dallas County warrants near Williams Street and Alpine Road.

Penney, who also went by the names Chelsee Carraway, Brooke B and Brooke Bailey, drove the girl to different cities, paid for hotel rooms and placed online ads for the girl to be prostituted, according to a Dallas County arrest warrant.

Penney is charged alongside “accomplices” Brandon Carraway and Jalena Johnson, police said.

Carraway, 35, of Longview also is charged with sexual assault of a child and has been held since June 7 in the Dallas County Jail on $400,000 bond.

Johnson, 22, of Longview was booked the same day and remains in jail on about $200,000 bond.

Both were arrested during an undercover operation by Dallas police.

The girl’s complaint stems from a monthlong period between April 19 and May 18.

She told police she met a pimp shortly after running away from home, then met Carraway at a car wash in Dallas a few days later.

“Carraway called her first pimp and told him she was working for Carraway from that point on,” according to the warrant.

The girl told police Penney was Carraway’s girlfriend and mother of two of his children, but she also worked as a prostitute for him. Johnson was identified as Carraway’s “main prostitute.”

She said Penney took nude photos of her to use in prostitution ads on her first night.

Then, Penney and accomplices took the girl to two hotels in Longview and forced her into prostitution there for a “day or two,” according to the warrant. They also stopped at a Tyler hotel before going back to the Dallas area, according to the warrant.

The girl escaped from the group “in the middle of the night and then she spent about a week or so walking around the streets of Dallas,” according to the warrant.

In the weeks the girl worked for Carraway, she said he kept all of the money she made.

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