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Second woman accused in sex trafficking operation arrested

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A second Lincoln woman who police say was involved in a sex trafficking operation has been arrested.

Jacqueline Stebbins, 33, of 3051 W St. was taken into custody Tuesday and remains jailed.

In a warrant for her arrest, investigators say posts on a website advertising a 17-year-old girl for sex trace back to her cellphone and email address.

Kimberly Wheeler, 40, of 3515 Baldwin Ave., and Stebbins were charged with pandering after asking the girl and another 14-year-old to send nude and semi-nude photographs of themselves so the women could post them on a website and get men to pay them for sex, an arrest warrant says.

The pictures of the 17-year-old were found on the website. She was reported as a runaway on May 10 and has been placed in the care of the Nebraska Department of Health and Human Services.

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Pictures of the younger girl were not used.

Police arrested Wheeler at 1624 Garfield St. after an undercover officer responded to the ad and met the girl, Duncan wrote.

During interviews later, Wheeler denied selling the girl.

Police are also looking for Kayla Holt, 25, who lives at the Garfield Street address. Court documents say sexual services were provided by the teenager in Holt's bedroom at the Garfield Street apartment and that Holt collected money from her afterward.

Investigators believe the 17-year-old had sex for money with approximately three people daily from May 15 to June 21.

Lincoln police said it's possible there are more victims and others involved. Anyone with additional details about the case or information of sex trafficking in Lincoln is encouraged to contact criminal investigations at 402-441-6000. 

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