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(WMC-TV) – A Memphis man is behind bars and accused of using a 14-year-old girl for prostitution.

Orreco Lyons reportedly picked the teen up on her first day of school in September.

Sex crimes investigators say Lyons sold her sexual services for $100 on at least 20 separate occasions since then.

Shortly before his arrest, police say Lyons typed up a Facebook post boasting about giving away the drug-free teenage prostitute to a pimp partner.

"This trafficker can commit this crime against this 14-year-old girl because he's not afraid to do it," said Ryan Dalton, Operation Broken Silence.

Operation Broken Silence is an organization that fights human trafficking in the Bluff City.

"A lot of people don't believe that it happens here. They think it happens in Thailand, Asia, Eastern Europe, but it happens right here in our own backyard," said Dalton. "The moment we hit the tipping point to make traffickers afraid to do this to children is a great victory for our city and for abolitionists."

Lyons' bond was set at $100,000. He is due back in court next week.

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