Two North Texans face charges after allegedly driving 17-year-old girl to Florida for sex trafficking

MIAMI-DADE, Fla. — Two North Texans have been arrested after traveling to Florida with a teen girl to solicit sex from clients, the Miami-Dade Poli...

January 11, 2023
5:52 AM

MIAMI-DADE, Fla. — Two North Texans have been arrested after traveling to Florida with a teen girl to solicit sex from clients, the Miami-Dade Police Department said. Police said 32-year-old Xavier Latrell Smith, of Dallas, and 21-year-old Jayla Welch, of Mesquite, face multiple charges, including human trafficking and custody interference. Investigators said that two months ago Welch was working and recruiting young girls for sex work in Dallas, when she met the 17-year-old victim in the case. Welch's boyfriend, Smith, was the one who organized and arranged meetings with potential customers for commercial sex, investigators explained.

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