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2 men arrested for sex trafficking

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NEW ORLEANS (KNOE 8 News/AP) - New Orleans police have arrested two men on charges of child sex trafficking after detectives say they forced two young runaways into prostitution.

33-year-old Percy Kennedy and 32-year-old Randy Cotton were arrested and booked with two counts of trafficking of children for sex purposes.

According to records, the two men are accused of harboring two young runaway girls and forcing them into prostitution.

On Jan. 12, records show, two 16-year-old girls were reported missing from a children's shelter. Ten days later, detectives investigating the girls' disappearance were told that both teens were believed to be staying at a Metairie motel.

Kennedy and Cotton are each being held in lieu of a $100,000 bond.

It was unclear whether they have attorneys.

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