Arrion Marcus West, 25, Albert Kelly Price, 39, Kendall Andrew Streb, 52, Tommy Tate Collins, 40, and Isaiah Devon Patterson, 21, were charged with various offenses related to human trafficking minors and other crimes. All are in custody and have made an initial appearance in federal court in Des Moines, IA.
Nine defendants have recently been sentenced in Des Moines for sex trafficking crimes. U.S. Attorney Marc Krickbaum commented, I truly cannot think of anything more pervasive than sex trafficking. I will never be able to fully comprehend how people are treated as property and used for instant gratification
Des Moines has been ranked in the top 100 cities as a human trafficking cite…Last year, the Altoona PD trained all their law enforcement and first responders on how to spot it. Detective Harmon says that parents should know what is on their child’s cell phone at all times. He explains that most kids, ages 14 to 16, get picked up after meeting someone on the internet and through apps.
The accused took the victim to a truck stop in Altoona, Iowa with the intention of soliciting her for prostitution, police said. The victim told Nelson she did not want to prostitute; Nelson then fired gunshots into the air, according to a criminal complaint. The accused and the victim approached a person at the gas station to solicit sex; that person later called the police.