Bossier City pair accused of prostituting 2 teenagers

Crystal Cross (left), 42, and Brett Booth, 39, both of Bossier City, are charged with trafficking children for sexual purposes. (Source: Bossier City Police Department)
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BOSSIER CITY, La. (KSLA) — A man and woman are accused of coercing two teenage girls to engage in sexual activity with others for money.

Detectives with the Bossier City police’s juvenile crimes unit have charged 42-year-old Crystal Cross and 39-year-old Brett Booth, both of the 1500 block of Barksdale Boulevard in Bossier City, with trafficking children for sexual purposes, Bossier City spokeswoman Traci Landry said.

She was arrested Tuesday; he was arrested Wednesday.

The investigation that led to the warrants for their arrests involved computer forensics and began with a case involving a runaway juvenile that Bossier City police responded to December 2017, Landry said.

There is no indication that there possibly are more victims, she added.

"The couple used mobile applications to solicit men to engage in sexual activity with the teens for money. They did not engage the victims online.”

Cross and Booth now are being held in Bossier Maximum-Security Facility with bond set at $250,000 on the human trafficking charge, booking records show.

She was booked into the lockup at Plain Dealing at 8:22 a.m. Wednesday. He was booked there at 7:51 p.m. the same day.

Booth also is charged with one count of resisting an officer. His bond on that charge has been set at $500.