A Texas 15-year-old is finally safe after she was abducted while responding to an ad for work. Officials arrested Imani Cole, 22, of Spring, who they allege created the ad. They also arrested Raven Lovings, 28, of Houston, for his alleged role in the girl’s sex trafficking.
Cole is charged with trafficking of a child and compelling prostitution of a person under 18 years old. Lovings is charged with trafficking of a child, compelling prostitution of a person under 18 years old and sexual assault of a person over 14 years old.
Texas Department of Public Safety special agents started searching for the girl after receiving a tip from the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children that she was being forced into prostitution.
The girl was found last week and taken to a local hospital and released to Child Protective Services. She will hopefully be reunited with her family soon.
The National Center for Missing and Exploited Children offers warning signs that may indicate a child is being trafficked. To report tips, call the National Human Trafficking hotline at 1-888-373-7888 or text to BeFree (233733) 24 hours a day, 7 days a week or contact the nearest law enforcement agency.