Man Accused of Forcing 13-Year-Old to Work as Prostitute

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    Nick Koudis
    Irving police arrested a 31-year-old Garland man Wednesday on human trafficking charges in the disappearance of an Irving girl last month.

    Irving police arrested a 31-year-old Garland man Wednesday on human trafficking charges in the disappearance of an Irving girl last month.

    Kenzie Lecarey Nelson is charged with trafficking of a person younger than 18, compelling prostitution and three counts of aggravated sexual assault of a child.

    Police said he took 13-year-old runway to Dallas and forced her into prostitution last month.

    The girl disappeared Dec. 13 after she was seen in the company of two 20-year-old men. She returned home early Dec. 21 after a Good Samaritan gave her a ride home from Dallas.

    The two men she allegedly left with, Humberto Corona and Todge Thurman, were arrested Dec. 20 and face charges of aggravated sexual assault of a child. They were originally arrested on suspicion of unlawful restraint, but those charges were later dropped.

    Irving police said they are continuing to investigate the case and may bring charges against additional people.

    Police had earlier released the girl's name and picture because they believed she was an endangered runaway but are only releasing limited information now because of the nature of the investigation.


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