Pomona police recover missing teen, alleged victim of human trafficking

POMONA - Pomona police officers on patrol along the East Holt Corridor located a 17-year-old girl who was listed as missing and claimed she was a victim of human trafficking, authorities said today. The girl was loitering Friday and did not appear as though she belonged in the area, according to Corporal Angela Torres of the Pomona Police Department. "When the officers contacted her, they learned she was only 17 years old and listed as a missing person,'' Torres said. "The juvenile began crying when she revealed this information and officers assured her she was safe.'' The teen told police she had been picked up from a friend's home in another county about a week earlier and taken back and forth between Los Angeles and Pomona, where "she was forced to engage in acts of prostitution with
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