14-year-old human trafficking victim recovered after counseling led Ohio police to Michigan motel

CLEVELAND, Ohio (WOIO) – Ohio Police say a 14-year-old trafficked girl has been found safely in Michigan.

According to the Columbus Police Division, a central Ohio task force initially received extensive advice regarding a teenage girl who may have been a victim of human trafficking.

Detectives were initially unable to confirm information on the trafficked girl until the 14-year-old girl’s grandmother files a missing person report with Columbus Police. November 9.

Information obtained by the Columbus police indicated that the teenage victim may in fact have been used in an illegal human trafficking operation in Southfield, Michigan, a suburb of Detroit.

On November 22, investigators located the missing teenager at a Southfield-area hotel, Columbus police said. She has since been reunited with her family.

Police say hundreds of sexual ads featuring the missing minor have been found on illicit websites.

Charges are laid against a 30-year-old Texas man in connection with the case involving the underage victim of human trafficking.

The FBI and the Southfield Police Department were also involved in the investigation.

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