ST. LOUIS (KSDK) - The St. Louis County Prosecuting Attorney's Office charged a 39-year-old north county man Monday for the alleged sexual trafficking of a minor.
According to Officer Randy Vaughn, a spokesman for the St. Louis County Police Department, officers responded to a call in the 6500 block of Dallavis Drive in Florissant from a female claiming she and two other acquaintances had been held captive and forced to perform sexual acts.
Two females, ages 17 and 19, escaped through a bedroom window of a nearby residence after being held against their will, Vaughn said. They told police their captor, identified as Anton Morris, was still holding a 16-year-old girl at his residence for sexual exploitation.
Police went to Morris' residence on Fox Hall Lane and took him into custody.
Investigators said Morris enticed the girls into performing sexual acts by renting them a hotel room and advertising sexual encounters with the girls on various social media outlets. After three days, he took the girls to his residence.
When Morris later fell asleep, two of the three girls escaped and called the police, Vaughn said.
Prosecutors charged Anton Morris with two counts of sexual trafficking of a child and one count of trafficking for the purposes of sexual exploitation.