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Rohnert Park police arrested an Alabama man this morning who was traveling across the country with two girls, ages 17 and 18, and pimping them against their will, a police sergeant said. Jeremy Tyron Mickens, 30, of Hoover, Ala. was arrested around 9 a.m. at the Good Night Inn at 5040 Redwood Drive, Sgt. Aaron Johnson said. Police responded to a report of a battery at the motel and found a juvenile girl with injuries on her head and face, Johnson said.
Evidence of human trafficking was found in one of the two motel rooms involved, Johnson said. Mickens worked for several companies doing inventory control and forced the girls to go with him, Johnson said. One of the girls said they left Alabama four months ago, Johnson said. The 17-year-old girl told police she had been to Kansas, Texas, Oregon and California, Johnson said.
The girl said she had no money or way to get home to Alabama, Johnson said. Both girls will be taken to an undisclosed location for their safety until they can return home, Johnson said. Mickens used a computer and cellphone to post photos of the girls on a website frequented by men looking for prostitutes, Johnson said.
Mickens was booked into the Sonoma County jail for pimping, pimping of a minor, false imprisonment, cruelty to a child, battery and contributing to the delinquency of a minor. His bail is $250,000. He will be arraigned Wednesday afternoon in Sonoma County Superior Court.
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