Groves woman linked to juvenile human trafficking, Beaumont Police say
Published 12:02 pm Monday, June 8, 2020
BEAUMONT — A Groves woman has been arrested, linked by Beaumont Police to underage trafficking.
Beaumont Police responded to the Petro Truck Stop at Walden Road and IH-10 in reference to a missing juvenile at 8:25 p.m. Thursday.
Information from a complainant led officers to believe the juvenile victim was in a hotel near Petro.
Officers went to several hotels in the area in an attempt to locate the victim and eventually received information that the victim was seen at the Executive Inn.
Officers were able to locate two juveniles (including the missing juvenile) inside a hotel room with Darrell Jordan, 22-year-old Beaumont resident, and Paige Sidney, 19-year-old Groves resident, authorities said.
Beaumont Police said evidence on scene indicated human trafficking and BPD Police Department Special Crimes Detectives responded to the scene.
Jordan and Sidney were arrested for trafficking of a person, and Jordan was additionally charged with felon in possession of a firearm.
After speaking with detectives, Jordan and Sidney were taken to the Jefferson County Jail.
The investigation is on-going, according to police.