- Associated Press - Thursday, February 11, 2016

BILOXI, Miss. (AP) - Police have arrested three adults they say targeted a missing juvenile girl for human trafficking.

The Sun Herald (https://bit.ly/23YtdMF ) reports Biloxi police found the girl and the three adults Tuesday at a hotel and arrested the adults on charges of human trafficking that applies to sexual activity for profit.

Lt. Aldon Helmert says they had been prostituting the girl, but she is now safe. The juvenile had been reported missing from another area. Helmert says investigators found her after they received a tip that she was in Biloxi. Helmert declined to disclose the girl’s age.

The three adults arrested were 24-year-old Demetri Montrez Evans, 28-year-old Kendrick Cortez McCollum and 22-year-old Sherrica Monique Lewis.

A judge set bond for each at $100,000. It’s unclear if they have attorneys.


Information from: The Sun Herald, https://www.sunherald.com

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