(KXLY-TV) Spokane police have arrested two teenage brothers for promoting the prostitution of underage girls.
Detectives say one of them actually ran the prostitution ring while he was locked up in the juvenile detention center on a unrelated felony. The teen girls, some as young as 14, were forced to work as prostitutes and those who didn't perform were ripped off or assaulted.
This investigation got its start in February after Thaishaun Hunter, 17, was arrested after a drive by shooting in front of the Hillyard Safeway. Hunter was booked into the juvenile detention center and the police department's gang unit started listening in on the calls Hunter made from behind bars, hoping that would lead to more evidence about the shooting.
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Instead, according to detectives, they heard Hunter instructing his 15-year-old brother Dionte on how to run the prostitution ring while he was in juvenile hall.