Man charged with human trafficking in Dothan

13239170

[lin_video src=http://eplayer.clipsyndicate.com/embed/player.js?aspect_ratio=16x9&auto_next=1&auto_start=0&div_id=videoplayer-1376432205&height=480&page_count=5&pf_id=9624&show_title=1&va_id=4220675&width=640&windows=2 service=syndicaster width=640 height=480 div_id=videoplayer-1376432205 type=script]

DOTHAN, Ala. (AP) — The escape of a girl from a Dothan motel room has resulted in the arrest of a Tennessee man on a human trafficking charge.

Dothan police said 28-year-old Alonso Santiagito of Arlington, Tenn., faces human trafficking and drug charges. He made his first court appearance Monday.

Police say Rice is accused of picking up a female juvenile in Mississippi and driving her to Dothan, where police say he beat her, forced her to use drugs and made her work as a prostitute.

Police became aware of the case when the girl escaped from a motel room and sought help.

Police say the ongoing investigation now includes federal authorities and may involve multiple females.

The defendant’s court-appointed attorney was out of his office Tuesday morning and not available for comment.

blog comments powered by Disqus