Pennsylvania Social Worker Charged with Forcing Mother into Prostitution to Get Kids Back from Foster Care

Health Impact News – by Sheri Berkery


A Sicklerville woman allegedly used her authority over child-welfare decisions to force a woman into prostitution, according to the district attorney’s office in Delaware County, Pennsylvania.

Candace Talley, 27, who managed cases for the county’s Office of Children and Youth Services, faces felony charges of human trafficking and prostitution…

Talley is accused of exploiting a woman whose children were in foster care, the district attorney’s office said.

“It is truly horrible, and beyond imagination, that someone who is responsible for ensuring the welfare of children would pressure their mother into acts of prostitution for her own personal enrichment, and with the promise of a favorable custody recommendation, as this defendant is charged with doing,” Stollsteimer stated.

Talley also allegedly promised the victim that she would falsify drug tests to help sway a custody decision in the mother’s favor, the release said.

Though the charges are in connection with one of Talley’s clients, a criminal complaint details wider activity, according to the district attorney’s office.

“The facts alleged in the complaint describe her role in an extensive prostitution ring as enlisting women to work as prostitutes, driving them to and from jobs, and receiving in excess of twenty-five percent of the proceeds of the illegal activity of the women she recruited,” the release stated.

Read the full article at the Cherry Hill Courier-Post

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