Police in Los Angeles arrested 34-year-old Leroy Bragg after they found him allegedly prostituting a 13-year-old girl. The girl was able to use a cell phone of a good Samaritan to contact her parents who contacted the LAPD. The girl was being held against her will so Bragg is being charged with kidnapping as well.
LAPD discovered in their investigation that Bragg was also holding a 14-year-old girl against her will and forcing her into prostitution as well. They believe that Bragg may have had dozens more victims.
Anyone with information is asked to call LAPD Det. Hector Sanchez at (213) 486-0957. After hours they can call 1-877-LAPD-24-7. For those wishing to remain anonymous, the Crime Stoppers number is (800) 222-TIPS, or (800) 222-8477.
Tipsters may also contact Crime Stoppers by texting to phone number 274637 (C-R-I-M-E-S on most key pads) using a cellphone. All text messages should begin with the letters “LAPD.”
And you may think that only the children that are being prostituted are being held against their and you would be wrong. Many adult women are also held against their will by traffickers and pimps and are kept that way through violence, rapes and threats. By soliciting a prostitute you are giving these criminals more ways to keep these women against their will.