DPS: California sex trafficking victim rescued in Arizona

COCHISE COUNTY, Ariz. - A Department of Public Safety traffic stop Wednesday near Benson, Arizona led to the rescue of a sex trafficking victim, DPS said in a Friday statement.

During an I-10 stop by the department's Border Strike Force, an anti-drug-trafficking program, troopers found that one of four people in a vehicle was a 16-year-old runaway from California and suspected sex trafficking victim.

The other three people in the vehicle, Derrek Terry, Dana Glenn and Dara Morris, were all arrested and booked into the Cochise County jail in Bisbee, Arizona.

DPS said the victim was reunited with family.

“Child sex traffickers are masters of manipulation. Children rarely self-identify as a victim of human trafficking and seldom divulge information about their abusers," Cpt. Jennifer Pinnow said in the DPS statement.

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