Investigators: Employee at home for troubled girls sex trafficks 2 teens she met there

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MILWAUKEE (CBS 58) – Two women are accused of prostituting teens they met through the Milwaukee Academy.

Kendra Bey, 27, and Samaria Williams, 23 -- who are both from Milwaukee -- have been charged. Court documents say arrest warrants were issued for both women on Oct. 22. 

According to a criminal complaint, Bey met the two victims at the Milwaukee Academy where she worked in 2015.

According to their website, the Milwaukee Academy is a gender specific residential program designed to meet the behavioral and emotional needs of adolescent girls.

Investigators say the Bey and Williams brought both girls to Chicago, where they were forced to do “prostitution activities.”

The criminal complaint says Bey would set up dates online by posting ads on Backpage. The young women would meet men in various locations including a home near 31st and Wells, and a condo near Highway 100 and Lovers Lane in Milwaukee – and a home near 60th and Brown Deer in Brown Deer. Other dates were set up in cities in Iowa, Tennessee, and Minnesota.

The criminal complaint says Bey and Williams provided the young women with fake IDs to get into clubs, somewhere to stay, clothing, manicures, hair, and food. The victims, according to the complaint, eventually learned their earnings were paying for everything for Williams and Bey – including their condos.

Kendra Bey was charged with the following:

  • Trafficking a child (two counts)
  • Receive compensation for human trafficking

Samaria Williams faces the following charges:

  • Trafficking a child
  • Receive compensation for human trafficking
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