OKLAHOMA CITY - Police are searching for a man, wanted for pimping out a 16-year-old girl.
A call to the human trafficking tip line led police to NW 10th and Blackwelder.
"That there was a young lady who looked to be underage who was working, or appeared to be working as a prostitute," Mark Woodward, with OBN, said.
The Oklahoma Bureau of Narcotics stepped in.
Agents learned the juvenile was a DHS runaway from Jenks, Oklahoma.
"Often times these runaways are befriended by somebody and suddenly they get attention, and then the person will get to know more about them. They start to build a relationship and then they start using that person," Woodward said.
According to an arrest warrant, 21-year-old Tiadrian Freeman was “directing her to perform commercial sex acts.”
Investigators said she told them “she engaged in sexual activity with 2 to 3 customers or “tricks” each day”, and “earned approximately $200.00 a week for Freeman.”
"Just one thing after another led her to this lifestyle, but because she's only 16 years old, even if they're willing participants by definition they are victims of Human Trafficking," Woodward explained.
She also said “Freeman had choked her, punched her with closed fist to her nose, and had his name tattooed on her lower back.”
The two also allegedly had intercourse.
"Many of them just do not even realize they're victims, and that's why these shelters where we take these girls that have been rescued are so critical because they're able to get them to realize just how fortunate they are just to be alive. " Woodward said.
The human trafficking tip line has only been around since 2012.
Since then more than two dozen victims have been rescued.
News Channel 4 reached out to Freeman, but we have not heard back.
At this time he has not been charged in this case.
The number for the human trafficking tip line is 855-617-2288.