Teen runaway solicited for sex online in human trafficking crimeJune 23, 2021
Teen Runaway solicited for sex online.
SARASOTA, Fla. – Sarasota Police arrested an 24-year-old Tampa man for sex trafficking a teenage girl.
Detectives with the Street Crimes Unit and the Narcotics Unit conducted an undercover operation on December 18th regarding the human trafficking of a minor.
The Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office learned Maurice Williams was using the website Backpage.com to advertise a 16-year-old girl for prostitution within the Sarasota city limits. Hillsborough deputies informed Sarasota Police about the advertisement.
The first Backpage ad detectives found was titled, “Sexy Black, Ready to make us day/night, NEW, FUN -21 .”
The ad was placed at 5 a.m. on December 18.
The pictures on the ad included eight pictures of the teen wearing only a white lace bra, white lace underwear white stockings that come to thigh level with white bows attached.
Detectives say they found a second Backpage ad titled, “For all u CHOCOLATE LOVERS””TASTE some of THIS and get HOOKED-21. ”
The ad was posted on December 18.
The same pictures were attached to this ad as the previous, police said.
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