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The girl was found with convicted sex offender Kenneth Nelson. Karen Gonzales was the person who took the pictures. She has been charged with human trafficking and distribution of porn
A 15-year-old Texas girl was rescued by police after she was kidnapped at a basketball game and trafficked by pedophiles. The teenager's father raised the alarm after she left to use the restroom and didn't return to her seat at a Dallas Maverick game in the American Airline Center on April 8
The girl's father immediately notified the stadium and security after the girl failed to return to her seat.
On the day of the abduction, she was seen leaving the arena with men.
The father was instructed by authorities to return home. Despite calling daily for an investigation to be opened, the family attorney said that Dallas Police refused to do any effort to find the girl.
'My daughter went missing in the city of Dallas, this is a Dallas case, but they refused to open a case for her,' the father said, local news station KFOR reported
Six days after the kidnapping, the family reached out to the Texas Counter-Trafficking Initiative nonprofit, which tracked down the girl's nude pictures on a prostitution website and alerted Oklahoma Police.
Dallas Police spokesperson Brian Martinez told DailyMail.com that the case had to be filed with the North Richland Hills Police Department, where the teen lives, because it was treated as a juvenile case.
In a statement to DailyMail.com the department said: 'On April 8, 2022, an off-duty Dallas police officer working the Dallas Mavericks game was notified of a missing person at the game. The event and location was searched that evening.
'Texas Family Code(51.03 b. 3) dictates that missing juveniles are investigated as runaways unless there are circumstances which appear as involuntary such as a kidnapping or abduction. Those cases per code are to be filed where the juvenile resides.
'A report was generated by Dallas Police and Dallas Police assisted the North Richland Hills Police Department (lead agency as that was where the teen resided) and a bulletin about the missing teen was created and went out to the department on April 11, 2022.'
The victim was found at an Extended American Hotel in Oklahoma City - 200 miles from where she was abducted (File photo)
Sarah Hayes and Thalia Gibson were also arrested in connection to the crime
Melissa Wheeler and Steven Hill allegedly participated in the trafficking
Naked pictures of the girl were posted on the website on April 14.
According to an affidavit obtained by KFOR, Karen Gonzales was the person who took the pictures. She has been charged with human trafficking and distribution of porn.
The victim was found at an Extended American Hotel in Oklahoma City - 200 miles from where she was abducted.
Police raided the hotel and found the girl and convicted sex offender Kenneth Nelson in a room that had been rented with someone else's ID.
'A number of these people played a role in getting this girl trafficked for sex, whether it was taking pictures as one of them did or simply placing ads as another one did,' Oklahoma City Police Department spokesperson Gary Knight said.
'There were several people involved with not only this girl, but others,' he said. 'But we did everything we could to find this girl.'
Chevaun Gibson and Shaniya Alexander were among eight arrested people in connection with the abduction and trafficking of the 15-year-old girl