(WMC-TV) - Investigators arrested and charged four men after they tried to meet up with underage girls for sex. Police used someone posing behind a computer screen as a 17-year-old girl in an undercover operation.
The human trafficking sting happened Thursday. Investigators recorded men—ages 26 to 50 years old—as they communicated with, who they thought was, a 17-year-old girl.
They say 44-year-old Michael Morgan and 50-year-old Rickey Warren agreed to meet the decoy at a designated location.
The men were told to go to a particular hotel room. After the men knocked, instead of being greeted by the 17-year-old, it was an investigator.
Marquis Martin, 26, was told to bring New Port Cigarettes and chocolate to the decoy. Merlin Valle, 27, was told to bring a Sprite and cigarettes. It is not clear where investigators met Valle and Martin.
All four suspects are charged with patronizing prostitution, solicitation of a minor to with statutory rape.