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Two other people rescued after teenage girl victim of sex trafficking was found in Detroit

Michigan State Police (MSP) said on Wednesday that officers had arrested a suspect and found two adult human trafficking victims linked to the rescue of a teenager in Detroit.

“A 15-year-old was rescued early Tuesday morning during a traffic check at the Detroit / Warren border when MSP pulled over a black Dodge Charger for speeding. The driver was a girl reported missing in Jackson County in September and considered a runaway, ”Fox 2 reported.

As officers drove her back to their station to arrange pickup with her guardian, they realized the driver believed she might be pregnant and also a victim of sex trafficking.

MSP updated the investigation on Wednesday and said it had executed several search warrants in connection with the teenager’s case.

“During the search, they recovered two other adult victims of trafficking in Detroit and Highland Park,” the outlet continued.

A suspect has been taken into custody and authorities are investigating the case.

“MSP has not released further details on the case or the name of the suspect at this time,” the Fox 2 report said.

According to the US Department of Homeland Security (DHS) website, human trafficking involves the use of force, fraud, or coercion to obtain some kind of work or commercial sex act:

Every year, millions of men, women and children are trafficked around the world, including here in the United States. It can happen in any community and the victims can be of any age, race, gender or nationality. Traffickers may use violence, manipulation or false promises of well-paying jobs or romantic relationships to lure victims into trafficking situations. Language barriers, fear of their traffickers and / or fear of law enforcement often prevent victims from seeking help, making human trafficking a hidden crime.

In a later article on Wednesday, MSP noted If a person has been a victim of human trafficking or knows someone who may need help, the person should contact the National Human Trafficking Resource Center at 888-373-7888, or text 233733:

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