High school football coach arrested for pimping out teenage girls

He is being held in jail on a $2 million bail

Clark Mindock
New York
Tuesday 02 January 2018 20:09 GMT
(Sacramento County Sheriff's Department)

A boys football coach has been arrested and charged with human trafficking of two teenaged girls, after one of the alleged victims called police while hiding in a backyard early Christmas Day.

Police arrived to the San Diego, California scene to find 34-year-old Elan Daniel Seagraves in a car parked near the backyard with another underage teen, according to CBS.

Authorities say that both the girl in the backyard and the one in the car were victims of human trafficking, and that the girl who called claimed that Mr Seagraves had sexually assaulted her and forced her into prostitution.

Mr Seagraves was arrested by police then, and brought to the Sacramento County Jail where he faces the charges of human trafficking of a minor, and is held on a $2 million bail.

The man was a coach at the Kennedy High School, and was also in charge ov various other youth leagues. He reportedly also works as an Uber and Lyft driver in his off time.

There were 705 human trafficking cases reported in California in 2017, stemming from at least 2,171 calls regarding trafficking to the Human Trafficking Hotline. Sex trafficking is by far the most predominant type of trafficking reported, with 544 of the cases falling into this category last year. Labor trafficking was the second-most common type, with 95 cases reported last year.

In the United States overall, there were 4,460 human trafficking cases reported in 2017, stemming from 13,897 total calls to the hotline. California had the most cases, followed by Texas in second with 433 reported cases, and Florida with 329 reported cases that year.

Sex trafficking was the most common type of trafficking again by far, with 3,186 cases reported last year nationally.

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