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Florida man accused of trafficking 14-year-old girl for sex

January 27, 2019

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — Police in Florida have arrested a man for forcing a 14-year-old girl to have sex with other men for money.

The Tallahassee Democrat reports the victim told investigators that 36-year-old Tyron Watson arranged sexual encounters between her and men since she was 13. She also told police Watson had sex with her at least twice.

The girl said Watson threatened to kill her and her family if she didn’t work for him, but he allowed for occasional phone calls with her mom to report she was well.

On one occasion, the defendant locked her in a hotel room for two weeks and wouldn’t let her leave, the girl told police.

Tallahassee Police arrested Watson Friday on human trafficking and prostitution charges, and two counts of lewdness with a minor.

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Information from: Tallahassee (Fla.) Democrat, http://www.tdo.com

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