Memphis man charged with prostituting teen

Lazaraeo Dixon

Lazaraeo Dixon

MEMPHIS, Tenn. — A Memphis man is in jail on charges of sex trafficking and statutory rape.

Lazaraeo Dixon is accused of prostituting a teenage girl.

He was arrested Wednesday after he and the 16-year-old were stopped for a traffic violation.

Police say Dixon put ads on the internet for the teen, paid for a hotel room, and made $800 from her prostituting.

Police say the girl lied about her age because she didn’t want to get Dixon in trouble.

Dixon is charged with sexual exploitation of a minor, statutory rape, human trafficking and sexual abuse of a minor.