Montrose woman accused of sex trafficking a minor

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MONTROSE -

It was a joint effort between federal prosecutors, the FBI and the Putnam County Sheriff that lead to the arrest of a woman accused of sex trafficking a teen.

Prosecutors say Jennifer Coviello, 43,  posted online advertisements to solicit prostitution customers for herself and the underage girl. For about a week she operated out of a motel in Brewster, that was not named in the complaint.            

She's also accused of introducing the minor to illegal drugs, including heroin, to foster a dependency.

Coviello faces a minimum sentence of 10 years and a maximum of life in prison if convicted.

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