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Man pimps out girlfriend and takes their two young children to prostitution site

By Mason White 2:50 PM July 13, 2014
Jodeci Smith and Ruben Lave 

By: Hydar Tomar
(Scroll down for video) A couple was arrested after taking their young children along while their mother was prostituting herself, according to police in New Mexico.

Albuquerque Police said that the parents put their two young children in a very dangerous situation.

Now, 21-year-old Jodeci Smith and her boyfriend Ruben Lave, 29, were charged with child abuse after the woman agreed to have sex with an undercover detective for money.

Police alleged that Lave acted as the pimp. He dropped off his girlfriend at a Ramada Hotel and waited outside with their two young children, according to the criminal complaint.

According to police, an undercover officer responded to an online posting for an escort and contacted her. The two met inside the hotel room where the woman agreed to give 30 minutes of oral sex in exchange for $100.

Once inside the room, Smith was arrested. Her children, aged 1 and 3, were waiting in a hot car with Lave. He admitted to getting a cut of the money.

Both were charged with child abuse and conspiracy. Lava was also charged with promoting prostitution.