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Franklin Sanchez-Gavino, Arlene Silva accused of forcing teen into prostitution

The couple is facing human trafficking and child endangerment charges.

PASSAIC - A Passaic County couple is accused of forcing a 16-year-old girl who worked at their massage parlor into prostitution.

Prosecutors say 25-year-old Franklin Sanchez-Gavino and his 18-year-old wife Arlene Silva would make appointments for the 16-year-old girl to have sex with men who responded to their ads. 

Prosecutors believe another underage girl solicited the 16-year-old to work at the Passaic massage parlor.

The couple has been charged with human trafficking, promoting prostitution, and endangering the welfare of a child. 

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