Durham girl testifies in alleged child sex trafficking case

June 14, 2013 Comments Off on Durham girl testifies in alleged child sex trafficking case

Durham girl testifies in alleged child sex trafficking case
June 12, 2013 DURHAM, N.C. (WTVD) — A Durham teenager detailed how she was lured away from her family on social media and kidnapped in a court room Wednesday.

Two men are accused of running a possible child sex trafficking ring. Authorities say 20-year-old Ryan Wurvel and 22-year-old Hang Wu were in a stolen car and were moving teens across the country. Deputies said it was mostly teenage girls and that child sex trafficking was potentially taking place.

The 14-year-old girl from Durham said she met Wurvel on a website called Experience Project. The website is a forum for teens who want to runaway. She then started chatting with Wu and Wurvel on Skype….
http://abclocal.go.com/wtvd/story?section=news%2Flocal&id=9136824

National sex trafficking ring possibly cracked with Durham arrests
May 31, 2013   DURHAM (WTVD) — Local authorities have busted a possible child sex trafficking ring across several states.

Investigators say the suspects were using the internet to encourage underage kids to meet up with them.

It all started when a car was pulled over early Thursday morning along U.S. Highway 70 in Durham.

Deputies suspected DWI, but the Sheriff’s Office said deputies learned 22-year-old Hang Wu and 20-year-old Ryan Wurvel were in a stolen car and that child sex trafficking was potentially taking place.

There were runaway teens inside the car. According to the Sheriff’s Office there were four girls, and one boy. They came from Michigan, Maryland, Pennsylvania, and one from Durham.

Authorities said Wurval and Wu meet the teens online. The men are being held at the Durham County Jail….
http://abclocal.go.com/wtvd/story?section=news/local&id=9123395

 

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