Citrus Heights police said Thursday they had arrested a man and woman on suspicion of drugging and beating a young teen and forcing her into prostitution.
The teen had run away from home in August with a man she recently met, police said in a news release. On Sept. 14 officers were told the girl was being forced into prostitution and began investigating, it said.
Detectives found the girl at a hotel in Sacramento County and rescued her. In the hotel room, they also found Kayla Randall, 19, along with narcotics and digital and electronic evidence, the release said. They arrested Randall for alleged crimes related to human trafficking including causing a minor to engage in a commercial sex act.
The charges against Randall indicated the girl was younger than 16.
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Investigators learned the man who’d befriended the victim had beaten her, given her drugs and sold her for sex on the Internet with Randall’s assistance, police alleged. They arrested Keiyonte Davis, 20, on Wednesday on suspicion of pimping and causing a minor to engage in a commercial sex act, among other charges.
Both are being held at the Sacramento County Main Jail. Davis’ bail is set at more than $2 million. Randall is ineligible for bail due to the seriousness of her alleged crimes.
The investigation is ongoing, police said.