Wednesday, January 28, 2015

Police: Mother of runaway teen helps bust human traffickers

TACOMA, Wash. -- The mother of a runaway teen is being credited with breaking up a Puget Sound human-trafficking ring.
Two suspects were in court on Tuesday, and a third turned himself in to Tacoma police Tuesday night.
Investigators have uncovered at least two teenage victims and believe there could be more.
Charging papers say the three operated a sophisticated human trafficking ring using motels along the I-5 corridor mainly in Tacoma, but stretching from Everett through Olympia.
Police say they use the marketing website and craigslist to market the girls for sex. The mother of one of those victim's found her daughter's photo on and took it upon herself to get her daughter back. (, Jan 27, 2015)