Monday, Dec 15, 2014 • Updated at 12:26 PM CST
San Antonio police have arrested a man who they say prostituted a 16-year-old girl before selling her to a couple.
The San Antonio Express-News reported that 27-year-old Juan Paul Sierra faces a charge of child trafficking. Police said the girl ran away from home in October before ending up with Sierra. They said he eventually sold the girl to the couple for $50 after he said she owned him that much for a drug debt.
The man and woman who police said bought the girl were charged with human trafficking after their arrests in November. Police said they arrested the pair after they prostituted the girl online.
The couple previously told reporters they didn't know the girl was underage and were trying to help her.