Dallas police arrested a 13-year-old middle school student Saturday and charged her with luring young girls into prostitution, WFAA.com reports.
Authorities arrested the girl at local nightclub Club Metropolis, where she allegedly brought other girls to dance and to be sold for sex, enticing them with money.
"It's a really horrendous affair," Dallas police Lt. Chess Williams told WFAA.
According to police this is not an isolated incident. Authorities estimate there are hundreds of teenage prostitutes in Dallas due in part to a large demand, WFAA reports. Recently, a 12-year-old girl was found dancing naked at a nightclub.
"I can't believe that a 13-, 14-, 15-year-old child knowingly injects herself into a world of prostitution," Lt. Williams told WFAA.
Police did not release information on where the girl attends school, but did say they believe adult pimps may be involved in exploiting these young girls, WFAA reports.