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Third New Orleans man arrested in child sex trafficking investigation

6 days 10 hours 7 minutes ago Friday, January 11 2019 Jan 11, 2019 January 11, 2019 3:30 PM January 11, 2019 in News
Source: WBRZ
Photo: Elbert Riascos (left), Kentrail Foster (center), Jovan Martin (right)

NEW ORLEANS - Louisiana State Police say they've charged a third man with the abuse of a 16-year-old girl who was allegedly raped, drugged and beaten.

Thursday, authorities arrested 36-year-old Kentrail Foster in connection to a sex trafficking case that has been under investigation for weeks.

On December 20th, state police received a tip that led investigators to identify 26-year-old Elbert Riascos and 24-year-old Jovan Martin, both of New Orleans, as two suspects. Police believe the men had been trafficking a young girl for prostitution.

Officers were able to locate the victim and rescue her Saturday.

Foster was booked into the Orleans Justice Center for Trafficking of a Child for Sexual Purposes and Carnal Knowledge of a Juvenile.

Riascos and Martin were arrested in New Orleans Wednesday. They were both booked at the Orleans Justice Center on child sex trafficking charges. Riasco was additionally booked for first-degree rape, production, and possession of child pornography, distribution of cocaine and resisting arrest.

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