Man charged with trafficking, girl rescued

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McLennan County deputies have rescued a 19-year-old girl who said she had been held against her will for a year and forced to work in the sex trade.

McLennan County Sheriff Parnell McNamara says the victim is receiving assistance from Unbound and the man who held is now himself being held in the McLennan County Jail.

Bond was set at $100,000 for 32-year-old Jason Sales who was arrested after the victim was found.

Jason Sales 

Sheriff McNamara said investigators had received information about the victim being trafficked at a local motel, set up surveillance and were able to make the rescue and the arrest.

Sales is being charged with continuous trafficking of a person

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