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Mom of missing SC boy faces prostitution charges

Georgia police arrested mother of missing SC boy weeks before son's disappearance By The Associated Press

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) ' The mother of a South Carolina toddler missing since Thanksgiving was arrested in Georgia and accused of prostitution shortly before her son's disappearance.

Police in East Point, Ga., say 22-year-old Zinah Jennings was arrested in November after she offered sex to an undercover officer. Authorities say Jennings agreed to take $40 in exchange for sex. She is also facing a marijuana charge.

Jennings has been in jail in Columbia since late December, charged with lying to authorities about the whereabouts of her son. Amir Jennings was 18 months old when his grandmother reported him missing, saying she hadn't seen the boy since Thanksgiving.

Zinah Jennings had been staying with a half-sister in the Atlanta area. East Point is just south of Atlanta.


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