Hopkins High cheerleader pleads guilty to prostituting her teammate

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A Hopkins High School cheerleader pleaded guilty Friday to charges in which she admitted to coercing a 16-year-old girl and fellow student into prostitution, several news outlets are reporting.

KARE 11 reports Montia Parker, 18, pleaded guilty to counts of first-degree soliciting a minor to practice prostitution, first-degree sex trafficking of a minor and first-degree promotion of prostitution of a minor, according to the Hennepin County Attorney's Office.

Parker admitted that last spring, the Associated Press reports, she told a 16-year-old fellow cheerleader at Hopkins High School about how the girl could earn money through prostitution. Parker admitted she placed an ad for the girl online, then took her to an apartment where the girl was paid for oral sex. The girl gave $60 to Parker, who kept it.

Prosecutors said that on another day Parker instructed the teen to leave school again, this time to have vaginal sex with a client in Brooklyn Park, reports KARE.

According to Fox 9, Parker turned down an initial plea deal that would have sent her to prison for up to five years. Instead, a hearing was set for Oct. 11 at which Parker's lawyer and a Hennepin County prosecutor will argue over her sentence.

The Minnesota sentencing guidelines recommend between 90 and 108 months in prison for the prostitution charges. Parker's lawyer made it clear Friday that he would be arguing for significantly less than 45 months in prison, says Fox 9.

Parker said she felt "Guilty. Regretful. Remorseful."

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