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Two more arrested in Lake Charles human trafficking case

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Posted at 9:23 AM, Aug 02, 2019
and last updated 2019-08-02 10:26:34-04

The Calcasieu Parish Sheriff's Office says that two more suspects have been arrested in a Lake Charles human trafficking case involving a 14-year-old girl.

Deputies say the two suspects worked at the motel where the 14-year-old victim was found in March. According to the sheriff's office, 42-year-old Reiko Johnson, Sr. and 32-year-old Dominique J. Simmons, both of Lake Charles, allegedly had sexual intercourse with the teen who was reported as a runaway at the time. Deputies say after locating the teen at the motel they learned that she had allegedly been a victim of sex trafficking since January.

Johnson was arrested and booked on a charge of felony carnal knowledge of a juvenile on July 29. His bond is set at $250,000. Johnson was originally booked into the Calcasieu Correctional Center on July 17 for obstruction of Justice on a $150,000 bond.

Simmons was arrested and booked into the Calcasieu Correctional Center on July 24 with felony carnal knowledge of a juvenile. His bond was set at $250,000.

Seven others have been arrested in connection with this ongoing investigation.

Read more on those arrests and the investigation: Sex trafficking victim rescued, seven people arrested