A North County man held three girls captive and forced them to have sex for money, according to a St. Louis County Police news release. Two of the girls escaped through a bedroom window and went to a nearby residence where they called 911, police said.
Patch reported earlier that .
Officers from the St. Louis County Police Department’s North County precinct responded to a call in the 6500 block of Dallavis Drive from a girl who said she and two other acquaintances were held captive and forced to perform sexual acts.
Officers talked to two girls, ages 17 and 19, who said they escaped through a bedroom window of a nearby home where Morris held them against their will. They said he still was holding a 16-year-old girl at his home.
Officers arrested Morris at his home where they found the 16-year-old girl.
Police said Morris enticed the girls into performing sexual acts for money after renting them a St. Louis County area motel room. He advertised sexual encounters for money with the three girls on social media.
Two of the girls did have sex with other men and Morris received money from the men, according to a court document.
After three days, Morris took the girls to his home on Fox Hall. When Morris later fell asleep, two of the three girls escaped and called police.
Morris is being held in the St. Louis County Justice Center in lieu of a $100,000 cash only bond.
To read more about human trafficking and sex slavery in the St. Louis region, read Patch's story Experts Debunk Human Trafficking Myths after North County Case.
If you need help for a potential human trafficking situation, call for confidential help at 1-888-3737-888.
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