Two people are in jail in Kearney following a Nebraska State Patrol investigation involving the forced prostitution of a 14-year-old girl.
On April 26, a 35-year old Upland woman was arrested at a Kearney motel after she offered an undercover officer the services of a 14-year-old female, NSP spokeswoman Deb Collins said.
The arrests follow a weeklong investigation in which investigators with the State Patrol were provided information of a Craig’s List personal ad offering female companionship in the Kearney area.
A search warrant was served later that day at the Upland home of the 35-year-old woman, where investigators recovered computers and other electronic devices, Collins said.
Further investigation led to the arrest of a male suspect in Omaha.
The 35-year-old woman is in the Buffalo County Jail on a charge of conspiracy to commit sexual assault of a child and child pornography. Her name is being withheld to protect the identity of the 14-year-old victim.
Also 38-year-old Alexander C. Rahe, of Omaha was arrested May 2, without incident at his home in Omaha. He is also in the Buffalo County Jail on a charge of first degree sexual assault of a child.
The investigation is ongoing, Collins said.