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Three people charged in local child sex trafficking case

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Laura Lambden, Ben Riggs, David Parsons Laura Lambden, Ben Riggs, David Parsons
VANCOUVER, WA (KPTV) -

Three people are facing charges as part of a local sex trafficking investigation.

David Parsons, 40, of Vancouver, was arrested on a federal warrant June 29. He appeared in court Friday on the charge of commercial sex abuse of a minor.

Probable cause documents allege he paid a woman, Laura Lambden, to have sex with a 14-year-old girl at a motel by the Vancouver Mall. The victim told police Lambden, 58, of Vancouver, drove her to the motel and gave her a room key.

The girl said she arrived early, noticed Parsons wasn't there and left. Several days later, she said Lambden drove her to a convenience store in Salmon Creek to meet Parsons again.

This time, the girl was told to get into his truck and they drove to his house, according to court documents. Parsons is then accused of sexually abusing the victim on the couch in his living room.

Police said Parsons shares the home with his wife. Both have professional-level jobs, according to court documents.

The girl told police Parsons checked her school identification card to verify she was underage.

Lambden was arraigned in court June 28 on federal sex trafficking charges, along with another suspect, Ben Riggs. Court documents allege Lambden drove an underage girl to Oregon in September 2012 to engage in "sexually explicit conduct." Riggs is also charged with production of child pornography.

They are both set to face trial September 4. Parsons is due back in a Clark County courtroom July 24.

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