HOUSTON A judge on Thursday ordered that a 28-year-old Houston man remain behind bars pending trial on sex-trafficking charges.

Jeremy Jacobi J Moe Scott was indicted by a grand jury on July 11, 2012, and arrested two days later by members of the Houston FBI Innocence Lost Task Force.

Scott is accused of one count of trafficking a child under 18 for commercial sex.

According to information presented in court Thursday, Scott started picking the 14-year-old girl up at a school bus stop and driving her around town in a bid to gain her trust back in February of 2011.

Prosecutors allege he provided the child with marijuana and took her to a music studio, where he recorded rap songs.

Investigators said the lyrics of some of Scott s songs glorify prostitution and pimping.

Once he gained the victim s trust, prosecutors claim Scott sexually assaulted her, photographed her and used those photos to place ads for her services on a website.

According to information presented in court, the victim saw Scott beat another girl he d recruited to work for him, and kept all the money the girls earned.

If convicted, Scott could face up to life in prison and a fine of up to $250,000.

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