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Woman arrested in sex ring agrees to plead guilty

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Andrea Bostic (Source: Lexington County Detention Center) Andrea Bostic (Source: Lexington County Detention Center)
William Jerome Gibson (Source: Alvin S. Glenn Detention Center) William Jerome Gibson (Source: Alvin S. Glenn Detention Center)
COLUMBIA, SC (WIS) -

A Columbia woman who was arrested during a nationwide child sex trafficking bust in July has agreed to plead guilty.

Andrea Bostic, who was 20-years-old when she was arrested, faces 10 years to life in prison and a fine of up to $250,000 for her role in the alleged harboring and prostitution of a 16-year-old girl.

Bostic and 21-year-old William Jerome Gibson allegedly recruited the teen for the purposes of using her for prostitution.

In a federal affidavit, officials said they arrested Gibson at the Quality Inn on Two Notch Road after an undercover agent arranged a meeting with the 16-year-old girl.

Gibson attempted to flee the scene as officers arrived, but he eventually surrendered to agents.

Special agents also apprehended the 16-year-old girl, who said she was introduced to Gibson because she was told he could provide her with food, clothing, and a place to stay if she worked for him.

The girl told agents she had already been prostituting herself for two to three days and had at least one customer on July 27.

As for Bostic, the affidavit says she had been a prostitute herself for the past two or three years. Bostic told investigators Gibson brought the teen to her several weeks ago so Bostic could post personal ads for the girl on a website.

Gibson denied knowing anything about prostitution.

As part of the plea agreement, Bostic agrees to testify in the case against Gibson. Bostic will be required to register as a sex offender upon release from prison.

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