Alabama sex trafficking survivor sues Backpage com, Choice Hotels, Dothan hotel owner

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A sex-trafficking survivor, who had been forced into prostitution at a Dothan hotel, filed a lawsuit Wednesday in Houston County Circuit Court against several defendants she says profited from her abduction--including the convicted perpetrator, Santiago Alonso; classified advertising website Backpage com, and its byzantine ownership group; and Choice Hotels, parent company of the Quality Inn where the victim was held against her will.

The Dothan hotel's franchise owner, Veda, LLC, is also among the defendants in the 85-page complaint.

The defendants, according to the complaint, "conspired, enabled and/or otherwise worked together in a sex trafficking venture in which [the survivor] was victimized when she was just 17 years old."

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