OPD: 2 more arrests made in human trafficking, homicide of 14-year-old girl
Victim, 2nd teen both trafficked for 8 days
ORLANDO, Fla. – Two more suspects were arrested Monday in the drug overdose death of a 14-year-old girl who was trafficked for prostitution, Orlando police said.
Karla Alsina, 22, and Arthur Coleman, 27, were arrested in Atlanta, the Orlando Police Department tweeted.
The victim and a 15-year-old girl were trafficked for eight days starting on Aug. 8., according to arrest warrants. On Aug. 14 the victim was taken to Orlando Regional Medical Center suffering from an overdose. She was later pronounced dead.
The teens were given Xanax and "over the counter cold medicine" to forget their encounters, Orlando police Chief John Mina, MBI and homicide detectives investigating the trafficking case said.
An affidavit says the men used Backpage.com to find clients and drove the girls to meeting locations.
Authorities had been searching for the Alsina and Coleman since last Wednesday, after two other suspects were also charged in the case.
Avorice Jeno Holman Jr., 19, and Jose Ignacio Santiago Sotomayor, 22, are both being held without bail.
All four suspects have been charged with nine counts, including: first-degree murder, human trafficking of a child, procurement of a child for prostitution with death and possession of child pornography.
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