The New Orleans Police Department has arrested two Milwaukee residents it claims were involved in an online human-trafficking scheme that victimized a 15-year-old runaway girl.

Police said James Brooks and Ogleeliyah Shadee Wesley, both 19, used Backpage.com to advertise the girl to have sex with male clients in hotels across the country. The girl told police that Brooks was physically abusive toward her.

Brooks and Wesley were arrested Wednesday while driving a black BMW near Chef Menteur Highway and Downman Road, police said.

They were booked on counts of human trafficking, cruelty to juveniles and contributing to the delinquency of a juvenile.