Tuscaloosa Police Rescue 2 Teenage Victims of Sex Trafficking
Two teenage victims of sex trafficking were reportedly rescued by police in Tuscaloosa after calling for help Wednesday.
Captain Phil Simpson, the commander of the West Alabama Human Trafficking Task Force, said the victims called 911 from a Tuscaloosa hotel room and asked for help getting back to their homes in another state.
Simpson said the victims were 15 and 18 years old.
The task force and other law enforcement officers responded to the hotel and determined the teens were victims of sex trafficking and immediately connected them with a victim services advocacy group called Trafficking Hope.
“They were able to provide comfort care and assistance while we worked with other agencies to reunite them with their families,” Simpson said in a press release.
Simpson said the task force worked in conjunction with three law enforcement agencies in Mississippi as well as TPD's Cyber Intelligence Unit on this case, and that the investigation is ongoing.
No arrests have been made as of Thursday morning.
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