Police arrest two women for sex trafficking 17-year-old girl
BEAVERTON, Ore. - Police arrested two women who they said were sex trafficking a 17-year-old girl.
Erica Dana Lummus, 23, of Molalla, and Italia Angelique Porter, 24, of Vancouver, Wash. were arrested in connection with an investigation that began on May 23 at a Beaverton motel.
Beaverton police detectives contacted Lummus when she arrived at the motel to engage in prostitution, according to Beaverton police spokesman Jeremy Shaw. The 17-year-old victim was with Lummus at the motel.
Investigators said evidence and statements at the scene led them to believe Lummus and Porter had been sex trafficking the girl, who had a protective custody warrant out of Bakersfield, Calif. and had been missing since January.
Lummus and Porter were indicted by a federal grand jury on charges including sex trafficking of a minor and transporting a minor for prostitution.
Lummus was arrested on June 1 in Portland. Porter was arrested on June 4. Police took both women to the Multnomah County Jail.