The manager of a motel in Louisiana who is accused of trafficking a 14-year-old girl for sex at the business has been arrested in Texas.
News outlets report 39-year-old Mayur Patel was taken into custody Friday in Houston.
Authorities say a tip led them to the 14-year-old at the Lake Charles motel March 21. She told detectives she'd been beaten and forced to have sex with numerous men since January, reports say.
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Calcasieu Parish Detectives Seth Abshire and Michael Miller investigated and a warrant for Patel's arrest was issued July 19.
Patel is being held without bond, charged with human trafficking and felony carnal knowledge of a juvenile. Seven other people are also charged in the case.
It's unclear if Patel had an attorney who could comment on his behalf.