A Spotsylvania young man has been charged in connection with a sex trafficking investigation that began with a runaway to Alabama, court records show.
Christopher Wayne Sloan, 18, is charged in Spotsylvania with aggravated sexual assault and contributing to the delinquency of a minor. He was arrested last week and is being held at Rappahannock Regional Jail.
According to an affidavit for a search warrant filed with Spotsylvania Circuit Court, an investigation of a 14-year-old runaway from Moundville, Alabama led police to Scarlet Oak Road in Spotsylvania. The Moundville Police Department and a local FBI special agent found the girl by tracking her phone.
The girl, who had been missing since March 31, was found with Sloan on April 2, according to court records. This affidavit states that Sloan admitted to having sex with the girl after communicating with her on social media on both of her cell phones.
Police seized the phones and will search them as part of an ongoing investigation into allegations of sex trafficking. The affidavit did not say how the girl got to Spotsylvania.
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