LONG BEACH (CBSLA.com) — Police asked for the public’s help Friday to find two suspects involved in the pimping of a 16-year-old girl.
Detectives who contacted the girl on Sept. 15 learned she was involved in acts of prostitution and that two men were helping her, according to Long Beach police.
“One of the suspects, using a fictitious name, rented a motel room and purchased clothing from a retail store that the minor could use while performing acts of prostitution,” according to a police statement.
Surveillance video from the store captured the teen and the two suspects.
A late-model four-door sedan was used to take the girl to the motel, police said.
The girl was placed in the custody of the Los Angeles County Department of Children and Family Serivces.
Anyone who recognizes the suspects can contact Long Beach police vice investigators at (562) 570-7219.
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