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Neighbors shocked by alleged prostitution ring

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It was right here in this neighborhood that court documents say the 15-year-old and 17 year old lived It was right here in this neighborhood that court documents say the 15-year-old and 17 year old lived
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Two minors are being tried as adults after investigators say they ran a prostitution ring out of their north Spokane neighborhood with victims as young as 14. Thaishaun Hunter, 17, and Dionte Hunter, 15, are charged with pimping out other kids in their circle of friends.

According to Lutheran Community Services, crimes like human trafficking can happen anywhere and to any young person. It was right here in this neighborhood that court documents say the 15-year-old and 17 year old lived. The people that live there say they were shocked.

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Rosalie Gourli says she's lived in that north Spokane neighborhood for 30 years.

"I saw it on the news, but I had no idea it was in our neighborhood," Gourli.

One neighbor who asked not to be identified said she thought something was amiss because she had seen people coming and going from the house "at all hours." She said she suspected it was drugs, and never imagined it was something as extreme as this.

"To think it's kids is ridiculous and scary, and to think it was right under our nose…we didn't have a clue."

Advocacy group Lutheran Community Services says if you see something like this, reach out to police. If you're a victim of abuse, they also have a free and confidential hotline you can call for help.

That number is: 509-624-7273.

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