HOUSTON - A 17-year-old girl was rescued from forced prostitution Thursday night, according to authorities.
Officials with the Harris County Precinct 4 Constable’s Office said undercover and patrol deputies rescued the teen from the Express Inn motel in the 16700 block of North Freeway.
The victim was identified as a runaway from La Grange, Texas, and was reported to have been trafficked to the motel, where Backpage ads were posted on social media by her suspected traffickers, according to authorities.
Deputies arrested three suspects. Authorities said they received a report that a gun was held to the victim's head to make her submit to prostitution.
Jaimian Sims, 25, was charged with aggravated promotion of prostitution and unlawful possession of a firearm. Kendra Kimball, 23, was charged with compelling prostitution of a minor. Tevin Brown, 25, was charged with unlawful carrying of a weapon.
Authorities say they recovered $6,467 in cash and marijuana.
Sims, Kimball and Brown remain behind bars. Bond has not yet been set.
Authorities say the teenager was released into the custody of her mother and grandmother, and she returned to La Grange.
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