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Investigators arrest third suspect accused of using Backpage.com to traffic 2 underage teens

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Abigail Varney, Quentin Burris and Nigel Nicholas (Source: Louisville Metro Corrections) Abigail Varney, Quentin Burris and Nigel Nicholas (Source: Louisville Metro Corrections)

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB) -- Investigators with the Kentucky Office of the Attorney General have arrested a third suspect after they say two underage teenagers were trafficked online for sex acts.

Detectives arrested 26-year-old Quentin Burris Tuesday afternoon. According to the arrest report, sex acts involving the minors took place sometime between January 15, 2018, and January 21, 2018.

Police say Burris admitted in a recorded statement that he knew the two were juveniles, and that ads featuring the minors had been posted on Backpage.com, an online classified ad listing service that was shut down earlier this month.

The arrest report states Burris told police he, "knew the minors were being sold, received money from the sexual acts, and agreed to receive a percentage of all money raised from the sex acts."

Burris is facing two charges of human trafficking involving victims under 18 years of age. 

In February, investigators arrested 22-year-old Abigail Varney and 51-year-old Nigel Nicholas, who police say were also involved in the effort to traffic the two teens. They are also charged with two counts of human trafficking, among other charges.

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