FACING HEAVY FEDERAL TIME!

A Houston woman is on trial accused of pimping out a 17 year old girl.

25 year old Jazsmine Joseph is in federal court this week for conspiracy to commit sex trafficking and two counts of sex trafficking a minor. 

Federal investigation say Joseph essentially sold the teen on backpage for sex to men.

The teen was initially busted by state investigators after booking a date at a motel in Katy. 

The case was transferred from state to federal court where the 17 year old is considered a minor and victim of sex trafficking.

Jury selection began Monday and the trial is expected to wrap up this week.