Duo busted for human trafficking in Tulsa

Tulsa, Okla. — KRMG has told you before about Tulsa undercover officers using the popular website backpage com to catch prostituted people. 

The latest incident happened on Wednesday, when a woman was arrested for prostitution near 41st and Memorial.

However, she turned out to be the victim.

The woman told officers Ariel Smith and Maricus Moore picked her up at a nearby gas station. 

Police were told Moore threatened her and she had to give him all the money she made or she would be beaten. 

"She was not able to leave unless she was with either Moore or Smith," police said.  "(Redacted name) stated she felt like she was unable to leave and feared that she would be beaten if caught."

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