WTXL — Seven people are behind bars, accused of operating a human trafficking ring in Florida involving a Marion County teen who investigators say was used as a "sex slave.
Petersburg police say six men and a woman have been arrested after an 8-month long investigation. The investigation began on May Louisianaa,when a Louisiana law enforcement agency contacted the St.
Petersburg Police Department with information that a missing year-old boy from Louisiana was at a mobile home in St.
Investigators believe the victim was lured through Discord, an online gaming app that allows users to communicate directly with each. Police say Mark Dennis claimed to the the year-old's biological father, but had no documentation, so both teens were removed from the home. Further investigation confirmed that Mar Dennis was not the teen's father.
In fact, the teen had gone missing from Marion County 11 months earlier. In Maythe boy's mother found a note from him telling her not to try to find.How Wives Should Treat Husbands
Lured with the promise of a better life, police say the then year-old boy was moved into a "filthy trailer. Petersburg to Lehigh Acres, Lee County. Tuesday morning, the last remaining suspect Sdartz himself in.
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