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Lexington woman and Tennessee man indicted on charge of sex trafficking a teen

Crystal Lynn Bradshaw
Crystal Lynn Bradshaw

A Lexington woman and a Clarksville, Tenn., man were indicted Wednesday by a federal grand jury in Louisville on a single count of sex trafficking a 15-year-old girl.

Crystal L. Bradshaw, also known as Crystal Thurman, 41, and Ralph W. Goodwin, 65, could face 10 years to life in prison and a $250,000 fine if convicted.

According to the affidavit attached to the criminal complaint, Bradshaw approached the girl in a Louisville park Aug. 7. Bradshaw took the girl to a Marriott Hotel in Louisville to engage in sexual contact with Goodwin in exchange for money.

Bradshaw received $700 from Goodwin, but the minor was not paid, according to the affidavit. After two days, Goodwin took the girl to his home in Tennessee.

Eventually, the girl contacted a friend on Goodwin's computer. The friend contacted the girl's mother, which resulted in the Montgomery County, Tenn., sheriff's office finding the girl at Goodwin's Clarksville home.

Goodwin is scheduled for arraignment Sept. 29 in Louisville. A release from U.S. Attorney John E. Kuhn Jr. did not give an arraignment date for Bradshaw.

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