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

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Updated 5:48 pm, Thursday, July 20, 2017

Police are searching for a 22-year-old man who is accused of kidnapping a 14-year-old girl from Dallas and forcing her into prostitution in Houston.

According to court documents filed in Harris County District Court, Trevien Thomas of Fresno is charged with traffickings of persons. The documents allege Thomas, also known as “Triggah,” met the teenager in a motel room on May 20, 2016 and got her into a car by smoking an unidentified substance with her. 

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Thomas and another man identified as “Bubba” told the teen they were going to Walmart, but instead drove from Dallas to Houston. The documents state the two men were armed with firearms and threatened to kill her if she did not listen to them. 

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The teen told authorities that once they were in Houston, the men took her to four different motels in a week and held her against her will. She also told police that Thomas repeatedly raped her the week he kidnapped her.

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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The court documents state police were able to build evidence that Thomas was the kidnapper after checking motel records and making contact with the man who rented the room when the teen was brought there. The man told police he met the teen after calling an advertisement on Backpage.com.

Police ran the number the man called through Spotlight, a national database for human trafficking investigations and discovered Thomas’ number. The database revealed the Backpage ads. 

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Police claim they were also able to find Thomas’ Facebook and Instagram accounts, where he sent multiple messages including the same number listed on Backpage. Thomas is still at large, according to court documents. 

Anyone with information about Thomas should contact Crime Stoppers at 713-222-8477. 

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