Teen Arrested For Allegedly Selling Self As Sex Slave
Girl’s Mother Filed Missing Persons Report
from NBC4, Ohio
COLUMBUS, Ohio — A 16-year-old girl who was missing for more than a month was arrested Friday and charged with soliciting and engaging in sex.
Police did not release the girl’s name, who was taken away in handcuffs from an east side apartment, NBC 4‘s Elizabeth Scarborough reported.
"Just to think someone was soliciting sex around here was kind of outrageous to me," said neighbor Jason Riley.Police said an undercover officer responded to a personal advertisement on craigslist.org. The ad said an 18-year-old was looking for generous men and was asking for $125 an hour, Scarborough reported.Police said they then set up a date with the girl, who brought them to the apartment that she allegedly had been working out of for some time.Authorities said they later found out that the girl is 16."It’s unusual to find juveniles that are doing this," said Columbus vice Sgt. Stan Latta. "She was doing this on her own. She wasn’t being compelled or forced to do this.""I wouldn’t think it would happen in a neighborhood like this, but I guess it can happen anywhere," said Anthony Rosser, a neighbor.