New Jersey man charged with prostituting teen in Morris Co.

(AP) - A Morris County man has been charged with forcing a teenage girl into prostitution.



County Prosecutor Fredric Knapp and Mount Olive Police Chief Stephen Beecher announced the arrest on Thanksgiving of Michael Keenan.



The 23-year-old Mount Olive resident is charged with human trafficking, promoting prostitution and child endangerment for allegedly forcing the 17-year-old to meet men for sex in Mount Olive.



The alleged victim told authorities she was driven to the hotels during a 10-day span earlier this month. After she participated in the sexual acts, Keenan allegedly took a portion of the proceeds.



Bail for Keenan was set at $150,000. It wasn't immediately known if he had retained an attorney who could comment on the charges.


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