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4 charged with sex trafficking after girl, 15, calls police

August 22, 2018

MARIETTA, Ga. (AP) — A 15-year-old girl called 911 for help in Georgia, leading to the arrest of four people who police say were at the center of a sex-trafficking operation.

Marietta police Officer Chuck McPhilamy tells news outlets the teen called police Monday, saying was held captive and forced to have sex with multiple men at an Atlanta-area motel room. She was told she’d be killed if she tried to leave.

Police say they rescued the victim from a Days Inn, where three suspects were arrested. The fourth was found at a nearby hotel.

McPhilamy says there might be more victims out there.

Police charged a 17-year-old girl, 22-year-old Kamari Bolden, 22-year-old Kenneth Thomas and 26-year-old Douglas White are charged. It’s unclear whether they have lawyers. An investigation is ongoing.

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