Arkansas teen sex-trafficking bust hits home

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (KTHV) -- Two Arkansas teens have been rescued from an alleged sex trafficker in Maryland.

Howard County, Maryland Police have charged 39-year-old Charlton Jeanpierre with trafficking two Arkansas teens.

Jeanpierre is from California, and was caught after someone saw him dragging one of the girls out of a car in Ellicott City, Maryland, over 1,000 miles from Arkansas. The man was carrying a lot of cash, both girls' IDs and condoms.

One of the girls told police that Jeanpierre drove them to appointments for sex.

Police have not released the girls' identities and are investigating how they were lured by Jeanpierre, and if the suspect is part of a larger trafficking ring.

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