Human trafficking arrest after victim found in Redding

REDDING, Calif. -
A suspect of human trafficking was arrested Thursday in Sacramento after a victim was found at a market in Redding earlier in the week.

Redding police started investigating Stevie Lee Boston, 20, after a woman showed up at Hinkle's Market on the 1000 block of Market Street on Tuesday. She said she had escaped from an apartment nearby and was the victim of human trafficking.

Police talked with her and found out she had been reported missing Monday. Before that, her friends reported changes in behavior that made them worry for her safety.

The woman told police she had been held against her will and trafficked for sex trade between Stockton and Sacramento. She also said she had been assaulted both physically and sexually.

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