Teen Kidnapped and Forced Into Prostitution

By: Associated Press
By: Associated Press

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) -- Authorities say a Florida couple is accused
of kidnapping a 15-year-old girl and forcing her into prostitution
two years ago.
Detectives on Thursday said that Timothy Smith, 39, is accused
of forcing the teen at gunpoint into his van while she was walking
to an Orlando bus stop in April 2007.
Investigators say Smith, along with his wife, Aleisha Smith, 22,
then held her against her will and forced her to have sex with men
for several weeks. Officials say the teen's mother found out where
she was being held from a tip and rescued her several weeks later.
The Smiths were arrested in June and charged with sex
trafficking, procuring another for prostitution and kidnapping.
Both are in jail with no bond.
Their attorneys names were not immediately known.


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