Child Trafficking Case In Upstate

Girl ran away from home

Patrick Gentry
December 13, 2018 - 1:17 pm
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Wellford Police have arrested a suspect in what's being described as a human trafficking case

On December 4, officers with the Wellford City Police department say they conducted a traffic stop resulting in the arrest of a 22-year-old male for transporting a minor across state lines. 

Officers say the suspect, identified as Rahim Olabi. Police say Olabi told them he was traveling from Raleigh, NC to San Antonio, TX. 

During the stop, police realized a 13-year-old girl who was a passenger in the car was a missing teen from Raleigh and that Olabi did not have permission to transport the girl across state lines from the girl's guardian. 

Police say the girl told them she had run away from her home.

Olabi was arrested and taken to the Wellford City Police Department where the Department of Homeland Security Border Enforcement Security task Force will assist further in the case.

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