Marco Laquin Rogers and Jeremy Atral Hodges were indicted on sex trafficking charges Wednesday in U.S. District Court in Jackson. Court records say both men are from Mississippi, but Rogers had been living in Atlanta and Hodges was living in Cambridge, Mass.
A criminal complaint filed against Rogers in October said he and Hodges had sex with the child at a Jackson hotel on May 26. Court records said the girl was about 3 or 4 years old.
Rogers’ lawyer didn’t immediately return a call on Friday. It wasn’t clear who is representing Hodges.
Court records say the investigation began after Hodges asked another man in Cambridge if he liked young girls and showed him explicit images of children on his cellphone.
Hodges told the man that he knows someone who had "hooked him up with a couple of young girls," according to an affidavit filed with a criminal complaint against Rogers. The man kicked Hodges out of his house and called police, the affidavit said.
The affidavit, written by a Homeland Security Investigations agent, said Rogers was listed under the name "Black Perv" in Hodges’ phone.
Hodges allegedly told authorities that Rogers had access to a 3-year-old girl he uses for "sexual acts." The complaint also said Rogers traveled with the child among Atlanta, Jackson and Memphis, Tenn.
U.S. Magistrate Judge F. Keith Ball in Jackson ruled on Oct. 29 that Rogers should be held without bond.
Hodges is being held in Middlesex County, Mass., where he has been charged with more than 20 counts of possession of child pornography and dissemination of child pornography.