Aug 11, 2014 6:18 PM by Janine Reyes
CORPUS CHRISTI -- It's a sad story of underage girls, held against their will to be sold for sex acts. It's a case that was uncovered over the weekend at a hotel in Portland.
Three people are in jail and police are just beginning their investigation.
The case began to unravel at a Best Western in Portland, but it doesn't look like it started there.
The three adults from Houston are facing charges of Aggravated Promotion of Prostitution. Police identified them as Alexis Taylor Sanni, Deandre Woodley and Tyrah Taria Forun.
Police say an underage girl called a family member in houston - saying she was being forced to stay in the Coastal Bend.
Officers found sex ads online promoting services in Corpus Christi, George West, Ingleside and Kingsville.
They believe the group got in town Tuesday.
There's no evidence those sex acts happened at the hotel. Police are not saying if they happened elsewhere.
But, authorities did find at least three underage girls in the Portland hotel room, two were runaways, one of them, Deandre Woodley's younger sister.
Police in Houston already wanted Woodley on drug and escape charges, now, he'll face a felony charge of Aggravated Promotion of Prostitution.
The girls found in the room, are now back home in Houston.
While the three adults arrested remain behind bars, facing first degree felony charges.
Police continue to be very tight lipped this afternoon.
When we stopped by today, the secretary told us they are still working this investigation.
We'll bring you new details once they share them with us.
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