UPDATED 1:24 PM PT – Sunday, August 15, 2021
A man in Florida is facing several felony charges for allegedly trafficking a teenage girl and forcing her into prostitution. On Friday, 23-year-old Moise Junior Jasmin was arrested and later charged with several felonies including human trafficking, aggravated child abuse and sexual battery.
Jasmin is alleged to have taken the girl from New York to Florida when she was just 13-years-old and forced her into prostitution. According to officials, officers found the girl who is now 15-years-old and had been reported missing, while investigating a separate incident.
Authorities also said they found explicit videos of Jasmin and the young girl online. The victim told officials she was ordered to tell people her age was 19.
“Rescuing these victims and removing traffickers from our community are and will always be the main goals of my human trafficking task force, said Miami-Dade State Attorney Katherine Fernandez Rundle. “These dedicated police officers and investigators deserve a community-wide thanks.”
Rescuing these victims is the goal of the Miami-Dade SAO #EndHumanTrafficking Task Force. I am very proud of my team’s efforts in these cases & our partnership with @ArtAcevedo & @cityofhialeah Police Chief Sergio Velazquez to effectuate these traffickers’ arrests. (2/2) pic.twitter.com/CggTrYB08r
— Kathy Rundle (@KathyFndzRundle) August 13, 2021
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