Alleged sex trafficker arrested, 16-year-old victim rescued
The Texas Attorney
General's Fugitive and Special Investigations Units arrested 27-year-old Deondre
J. Jenkins after they say he trafficked and forced a 16-year-old girl into
Authorities say Jenkins
recruited the girl, who was a runaway and compelled her to engage in at least
100 paid sexual encounters. Jenkins retained the proceeds for his personal financial
Jenkins transported the teen to Austin, San Antonio and Dallas. He also used
online advertisements to solicit paid sexual encounters with the teen. Investigators
traced Jenkin's most recent online ad to Milwaukee, Wis. Milwaukee police
officers successfully located the victim and took her into protective custody.
She was later transported back to Austin.
Jenkins was arrested Wednesday
after he returned to Texas. He is charged with trafficking a child for sexual
purpose, a first degree felony.