Police arrest man accused of kidnapping teen from Dallas, forcing her into prostitution

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Published 6:33 pm, Thursday, August 24, 2017

An alleged gang member accused of kidnapping a 14-year-old girl from Dallas and forcing her into prostitution in Houston has been arrested. 

Trevien Thomas of Fresno, 22, faces various charges including aggravated sexual assault of a child ages 14 to 17; aggravated kidnapping; compelling prostitution with someone younger than 18, and trafficking a child. He’s also charged with manufacturing and delivering a controlled substance.

He remains jailed on more than a $120,000 bond, according to the Harris County Sheriff’s Office.

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According to court documents filed in Harris County District Court,  Thomas, also known as “Triggah,” met the 14-year-old girl in a motel room on May 20, 2016, and got her into a car by smoking an unidentified substance with her.

Thomas told the teen they were going to Walmart, but instead drove from Dallas to Houston. The documents state Thomas had firearms and threatened to kill her if she did not listen to him.

She said on May 27, 2016, she was forced into a gold four-door car in a motel parking lot that drove her to meet a man between the ages of 20 and 30. The teen told officers the man drove her to an inn and told her “you know what to do” before sexually assaulting her.

The next day, the teen was able to escape from Thomas, according to the court documents.

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Police said they were able to track Thomas by linking a phone number he posted on a Backpage.com ad to Facebook and Instagram messages he sent to various people. 

Houston police did not immediately return calls Thursday.

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