A woman’s quick thinking and covert texting helped save her from being forced into prostitution.
According to the WVIT-TV, the unnamed victim was kidnapped in New York by a man who intended to bring her to Rhode Island where she would be forced into sex slavery.
The woman texted a human trafficking hotline, saying she had been kidnapped and identifying the vehicle in which she was traveling, according to The Hartford Courant. Connecticut police were notified and soon found and pulled over the vehicle on I-395 in Thompson, Conn.
WVIT reported that upon stopping, the woman ran from the car to police.
The man was identified as 24-year-old Kwamaine Well, who reportedly has a history of human trafficking. He was arrested and charged with second-degree kidnapping, illegal possession of narcotics and disorderly conduct.
Well was held on $100,000 bond and was expected to appear in court Tuesday.