A Springfield man and woman are facing charges in connection with the sex trafficking of a teenage girl in July.
Danna Rodriguez, 35, and Joseph Gibson, 41, are facing child sex trafficking charges after a 15-year-old girl came forward to law enforcement she had been forced by the pair to have sex with a man at a north Springfield motel.
The girl claims that Gibson gave her ecstasy pills and told her to take them before taking her to the motel. Rodriguez took sexually explicit photos of the girl, and tried to have the girl engage in sex with another man after the motel encounter but the girl refused to do it.
Rodriguez admitted trying to recruit two other teen girls for sex trafficking.
If the duo are convicted, they could face life in prison.