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TN teen runaway found working as prostitute in GA

July 11th, 2011 9:32 am by Staff Report

DECATUR, Ga. (AP) — Georgia authorities say they found a 16-year-old runaway from Tennessee working as a prostitute south of Atlanta.

The Georgia Bureau of Investigation's human trafficking unit got a tip from law enforcement in Tennessee that led authorities to a Clayton County motel. The girl is a ward of the state in Tennessee.

Undercover agents on Thursday entered the motel room where the girl was working. When they didn't allow her to answer her phone, a man came to the door.

Officers discovered the man, 26-year-old Huie Herosheio Pollard of Jonesboro, had an outstanding warrant on unrelated charges. He struggled during arrest, which led to additional charges.

Records show the girl had been at the motel just over a month. She waived extradition to Tennessee at a hearing Friday.

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