Related News: Missing Huntsville teen rescued in human trafficking case

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A Huntsville teen reported missing in a kidnapping/human trafficking case has been rescued, according to authorities in Louisiana.

Investigators said the victim, whose identity is not being released, left Huntsville freely on Sept. 20 with the two suspects. Once they arrived in Beaumont, Texas, the suspects took the victim’s phone and gave her a “GO” phone.

According to the Lake Charles Police Department in Louisiana, a personal website advertising the teen as an escort was set up and she was told she would provide escort services for men. After one night in Beaumont, the victim and both suspects traveled to Lake Charles. Once there, the suspects established another website advertising the victim as an escort.

Source: WSFA

Related News: New La. law: Sex offenders must list status on Facebook, other social media

One new article link has been added to our Related News page. CNN published an article titled New La. law: Sex offenders must list status on Facebook, other social media.

A new Louisiana law requires sex offenders and child predators to state their criminal status on their Facebook or other social networking page, with the law’s author saying the bill is the first of its kind in the nation.

State Rep. Jeff Thompson, a Republican from Bossier City, Louisiana, says his new law, effective August 1, will stand up to constitutional challenge because it expands sex offender registration requirements, common in many states, to include a disclosure on the convicted criminal’s social networking sites as well.

Source: CNN