Pierce Co. prosecutors: man pimped out two teenage girls

TACOMA, Wash. -- A Pierce County man accused of pimping out a pair of teenage girls was charged Friday with two counts of commercial sex abuse of a minor.

Prosecutors say 29-year-old Alfred Anthony Clark met a 16-year old girl last August and offered to take care of her and "buy her nice things" if she agreed to prostitute herself and give him the money.

Clark is accused of placing escort ads on Backpage.com and then taking the girl to hotels and other "prostitution areas" for dates," prosecutors say.

On Jan. 23, Lakewood Police detectives with the FBI Innocence Lost Task Force responded to an ad on Backpage.com for a "two-girl special."

An undercover officer set up a date at a Lakewood motel, and when he arrived he agreed to pay $210 each for sex with the 16-year old and another 17-year-old girl.

Uniformed officers then swooped in and detained both girls. They also arrested Clark, who was waiting for the girls in the motel parking lot, according to prosecutors.

The girls later told officers they had agreed to give Clark 60 percent of the money they made as prostitutes.

Clark was arraigned Thursday and is being held at Pierce County Jail on $100,000 bail.