REPORT: 14-Year-Old Victim Helps Police Bust Human Trafficking Operation
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The San Jose Police Department is lauding a “courageous” 14-year-old girl for helping break up a human trafficking operation that she herself was trapped in.
According to the Mercury News, the teen texted the Crisis Text Line on Sunday, reporting that she was being held against her will and being forced into prostitution.
The article goes on to state the following:
Officers raced to the girl’s location at a Motel 6 and arrested three suspects: 39-year-old Christopher Lyon Johnson of Sacramento, California; 43-year-old Antoine Williams of Merrillville, Indiana; and 59-year-old Curtis Lee Russell of Natomas, California.
“It was courageous for the 14-year-old to do what she did.” https://t.co/eEi6ILRKdA
— ESSENCE (@Essence) June 5, 2019
14-Year-Old Victim Helps Police Bust Human Trafficking Operation – ESSENCE https://t.co/9Ygx2o0UJM
— M’BlockU (@rodimusprime) June 5, 2019
This week, a teen texted us that she was being held hostage. Her Crisis Counselor was able to contact emergency services and safely take down the trafficking operation.
This is why every person needs to know they can get free support by texting 741741.https://t.co/ZlIN9ulVAX
— Crisis Text Line (@CrisisTextLine) May 31, 2019
— Grateful Garment (@GratefulGarment) June 3, 2019
We’re proud of this brave young lady & also proud partners of @CrisisTextLine. If you’re ever in distress and need someone to talk to, #CrisisTextLine is a text away. Text BAY to 741741, you’ll be connected to a trained crisis counselor. 24/7, 365. https://t.co/80NdvDeLK1
— Sunnyvale DPS (@SunnyvaleDPS) May 31, 2019
— East Bay Times (@EastBayTimes) May 31, 2019
‘Courageous’ teen helps break up San Jose human trafficking operation https://t.co/H3Fnztfox0
— Mercury News (@mercnews) May 31, 2019
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