2 accused of trafficking girl, 14, for prostitution

By Joel Eisenbaum - Investigative Reporter

HOUSTON - Two Houston women who grew up in foster home care are accused of transforming a Chicago girl, 14, into a lucrative prostitute.

"The defendants taught the complainant how to talk to johns and how much to charge," the criminal charge document read.

Centurrie Deshunn Garrett, 24, of Houston, is charged with compelling prostitution of a minor.

Co-defendant Teresa Henry, 20, faces a second charge of human trafficking of a minor.

Henry is accused of luring the victim to Houston from Chicago with the promise of a romantic relationship between the two.

Investigators with the Harris County Constable's Office learned of the scheme through an ad on backpage.com.

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An undercover deputy was led Thursday night to a a room at the North Villa in at 16510 North Freeway, deputies said.

"They begin having a conversation about sex acts and for how much money," Constable Mark Herman said.

Moments later, in an adjoining motel room, deputies said they discovered Garrett and her 6-week-old child.

Henry was also arrested at the scene.

 

 

Channel 2 Investigates got a look Friday at the two motel rooms and learned the trio had been holed-up there for 23 days entertaining johns, deputies said.

It appeared the group had dined primarily on fast food, Cap'n Crunch cereal and fast food.

Both suspects remained in custody Friday.

Garrett is held in lieu of $50,000 bond.

Henry's bail is set at $100,000.

Investigators said that the teenage victim would soon be returned to Chicago in the coming days. They said she did not appear to be physically injured.

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