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Four Texas men drugged, raped, and forced runaway teen girl into prostitution

May 20, 2018  |  Posted by: Francesca Falzarano
Four Texas men drugged, raped, and forced runaway teen girl into prostitution Left to right: Alfredo Herrera, 25, Ray Hernandez Jr., 28, and Korey Acosta, 20.

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Texas authorities have charged four Texas men with human smuggling in connection with the rape and drugging a 15-year-old girl who ran away from home over a four-day span in an apartment and hotel in San Antonio.

The suspects reportedly kept the girl high on drugs for the entire time she was in captivity, according to the San Antonio Express-News.

Two of the four suspects – Ray Hernandez Jr., 28, and Alfredo Herrera, 25 – were taken into custody Thursday and booked into Bexar County Jail on charges of human trafficking and sexual assault charges, KSAT reported.

Hernandez met the teen on the internet before he pimped her out to friends and strangers. One suspect, identified as 20-year-old Korey Acosta, had sex with the girl before he collaborated with Hernandez to get her to work as a prostitute.

The arrangement persisted until the girl attempted to escape in early May. Hernandez then took the girl to an apartment on the west side of San Antonio, where they stayed with Acosta, Herrera and another suspect only identified as “Coach.”

The girl later told police that the men kept her high on drugs for four days straight.

Hernandez and Acosta then took the girl to a hotel and left her by herself in a room with Coach. Coach purported raped her, according to the affidavit.

Hernandez, Acosta, and Herrera then brought the girl back to the apartment, where they raped her continuously over the next four days.

The girl told the men that the drugs had been “making her feel bad,” before she fled on Tuesday. Authorities questioned the girl and took her to a hospital.

Hernandez and Herrera were apprehended and booked into jail. The status of the other two suspects remain unclear.

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