BEND, Ore. (AP) – Authorities say a 15-year-old girl missing from Portland, Oregon, has been rescued by Bend police officers who were conducting a human trafficking investigation.
Officers pulled over a stolen car Tuesday as a part of their investigation. Inside were 40-year-old Portland resident Jennifer Johnson and 29-year-old Gresham resident Tyler Ford.
The adults were with a teenage girl who was listed as a missing person from Portland.
Bend Police said they believed the teen, who is now safe, was being groomed for human trafficking purposes.
Johnson and Ford were both taken to the Deschutes County Jail where they face multiple charges.