LETHBRIDGE, Alta. – Two men in southern Alberta have been charged after a 13-year-old girl was pushed into child prostitution and sexually assaulted.

Police in Lethbridge say officers became aware earlier this month that the girl was leading a high-risk lifestyle.

An investigation determined the teen had been instructed by a male acquaintance to prostitute herself and give him the money.

Police allege she had a sexual encounter with a man last week as a result.

Memphis Mathew Gros Ventre Boy, who is 32, is charged with procuring prostitution and is to appear in court next Wednesday.

Robert John Gerard, who is 61, faces several charges, including sexual assault and sexual interference, and is to appear in court March 1.