Human Trafficking Arrest in New Braunfels

What was a routine traffic stop in New Braunfels earlier in the week lands a thirty year old man in jail–and turns in to a human trafficking case.

The stop happened along I-35 late Wednesday Night, the officer finding the man driving the car–a girl as his passenger.

“During that traffic stop, it was learned the juvenile female was listed as a runaway out of Dallas… and, it was also discovered that she had numerous escort ads posted on the Internet indicating she had been involved in prostitution in Austin, San Antonio, and Louisiana” David Ferguson with the New Braunfels Police Department told KTSA News.

Roderick Tasby was first arrested on a number of charges ranging from possession of marijuana to failure to ID to tampering with evidence.

But the investigation began to focus on the young lady who was in the car with Tasby.

“An arrest warrant was signed (Friday) charging Tasby with human trafficking” Ferguson said, adding “That’s a first degree felony.”

The warrant said Tasby intentionally and knowingly transported the girl inside a vehicle in support of prostitution. Bond has been set at $300,000 on the human trafficking charge.

“The juvenile female has since been reunited with family members, and she is currently receiving victims services from the New Braunfels Police Department and various other agencies” Ferguson said.

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