Man Lured Teens From Facebook, Forced Into Sex Trafficking

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NORTH ST. LOUIS COUNTY, MO (KTVI)– He lured teenage girls online, held them against their will, then sold them for sex.  That’s what prosecutors say about a St. Louis County man, behind bars in the wake of what they describe as a child sex trafficking ring.


Anton Mark Morris, 39, of 11665 Fox Hall Road is charged in the case.  Investigators say it began with Morris meeting up with a sixteen year old girl on a social media site.


“A young girl was recruited by him, they met online but recruited by him, to engage in various acts of prostitution.  Promised her all sorts of things, put her up in a hotel then coerced her into recruiting others,” St. Louis County Prosecutor Bob McCulloch told reporters Wednesday.


From there officials say Morris took the girls, 16, 17, and 19, to an area hotel.  The…

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