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Man arrested on human trafficking complaint after allegedly forcing teen into prostitution

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OKLAHOMA CITY -- A man was arrested after forcing a teen girl into prostitution.

On May 15th, officers responded to the Sunset Inn & Suites off I-235 after receiving a report of human trafficking.

“They arrived and made contact with a 17-year-old girl in a hotel room,” Travis Vernier with the Oklahoma City Police Department said.

Police say the victim met 23-year-old Leon Miles on Facebook. She told officers he forced her into prostitution.

“She said she had been forced to have sex with multiple men and in exchange for that, the man was given money by those other men,” Vernier said.

According to the police report, the victim had bruising on the left side of her face and was wearing a tight fitting red dress, which she said the suspect told her to wear.

“The victim also said that the suspect had taken her family’s van. So that van was reported stolen,” Vernier said.

This isn’t the first run in with the law for Miles. He’s been arrested before on drug charges and served time.

In lieu of this case, police have a reminder and a warning.

“If you see something suspicious, certainly call 911 and as always be careful about those that you’re meeting on the internet,” Vernier said.

Miles was booked into jail on several charges including human trafficking, obstructing an officer and possessing a firearm with a previous conviction.

Police said the victim was a runaway.