Police searching for missing teen girl
Aug. 12, 2017
PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Authorities are searching for a 16-year-old girl who police say may be meeting up with a man accused of trafficking her.
The Oregonian/OregonLive reported Friday (https://goo.gl/TAH3GX ) that Malia Carbaugh ran away from home Thursday.
Beaverton, Oregon police spokesman Mike Rowe says she lives with her parents in Portland and Oregon City.
Rowe says Carbaugh has a plane ticket to Las Vegas and police believe she's trying to reunite with James Demarr Jackson.
Jackson is charged with human trafficking a minor in California. Police say he trafficked Carbaugh in Nevada and California. Jackson, who is from Las Vegas, is now out on bail.
Carbaugh is 5 feet 2 inches tall, weighs 100 pounds and has brown hair and brown eyes.
Police ask anyone with information to contact Detective Chad Optiz at 971-563-7545.
Information from: The Oregonian/OregonLive, http://www.oregonlive.com