WILKES-BARRE – Federal investigators said Travis and Kyoni Humphrey have been arraigned on charges for alleged child sex trafficking across state lines.
Court records show that the couple took pictures of an underage girl last May, posted an online ad for an escort, and forced the girl into prostitution for about one month, in Lackawanna County, New York and New Jersey.
Authorities said at the same time of the alleged crime in May of 2013, Travis Humphrey was out on bail and awaiting trial for conspiracy charges in an unrelated shooting case in Ashley.
Parents who live at Eagle Ridge Apartments in Edwardsville told Newswatch 16 that the couple moved out a few weeks ago, and that they are stunned and disgusted by the allegations.
“It’s scary. You can’t even let your kids out of the house, out of your sight or around anybody,” said Jessica Johnson. “You can’t trust nobody.”
“Idiots like that don’t belong in this world. They don’t belong taking up space,” said Crystal Demay. “I’m glad they’re gone out of here. Because then, I can let my kids maybe an inch further away from me, but not much.”
The Humphreys are now locked up in federal custody.
According to authorities, the case was handled by Pennsylvania State Police, the Luzerne County District Attorneys office, and Homeland Security’s Operation Predator Program.