Child Exploitation Unit Stops Human Trafficking at Hotel in Springfield
Franconia Police District – Detectives received a tip from the National Human Trafficking Hotline over the weekend regarding victims being held against their will at a local hotel. Using information collected from the tip, they were able to determine the victims’ location. When detectives arrived, they found one victim in the lobby of TownePlace Suites in the 6200 block of Brandon Avenue in Springfield. Two additional victims were found at the hotel.
While at the location, the detectives also spotted the alleged trafficker and immediately took him into custody. Jamon Kanee Murphy, 22, of Fredericksburg, was arrested and charged with two counts of commercial sex trafficking, two counts of abduction with a firearm, possession of marijuana with intent to distribute, and possession of a firearm and ammunition by a convicted felon. He is being held at the Adult Detention Center without bond. Additional charges are possible.
We encourage anyone who may be a victim to contact us at 703-691-2131. We also ask anyone with information on this case or other incidents involving human trafficking to contact us as well. You can call us directly, or submit a tip anonymously through Crime Solvers by visiting www.fairfaxcrimesolvers.org, or text-a-tip by texting “TIP187” plus your message to CRIMES (274637). Anonymous tipsters are eligible for cash rewards of $100 to $1000 if their information leads to an arrest.
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