“Florida Teen Kidnapped By Suspected Sex Trafficker: Police” by Andres Jauregui

In this recent article from The Huffington Post, Andres Jauregui details the process in which undercover detectives found a 14-year-old girl who was kidnapped, raped, and prostituted by a Florida man.  This is an excerpt from an article from The Huffington Post.  The source of this article is http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2014/04/16/gregory-lionel-foster-florida-sex-trafficker_n_5159491.html

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“A Florida man allegedly lured a 14-year-old girl into his car, then kidnapped her, sexually assaulted her and tried to force her into prostitution.

Gregory Lionel Foster, 28, is among 44 people arrested in operation Holler Back, a three-day sex trafficking sting conducted by Central Florida law enforcement earlier this month. WESH reports that the focus of the operation was to help victims.

Foster faces multiple charges including kidnapping, human trafficking, and lewd and lascivious battery.

The Orlando Sentinel reports that Foster, who connected with the victim on Facebook, met up with her at a gas station in Orlando April 9. He bought her snacks and offered her a ride home, but had no intention of taking her there, authorities said.

“She comes from a different kind of world where people walk to the store and talk to strangers,” Lake County Sheriff’s Detective Amber Warren, who handled the Foster case, told WESH. “She got in the car, and he never let her out… I think we saved a life.”

When the girl got scared and said she wanted to go home, Foster took her to a motel room and raped her, then arranged meetings with would-be johns, according to police.”

This is a significantly shortened excerpt.  To read the full article, please visit http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2014/04/16/gregory-lionel-foster-florida-sex-trafficker_n_5159491.html

Andres Jauregui is a News Editor at The Huffington Post.