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Man accused of human trafficking across several states

WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. (WPEC) – Derrion Kirby is in jail today accused of trafficking two women across multiple states, including Florida.

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According to the Palm Beach County Sheriff’s Office, deputies responded to La Quinta Hotel on Okeechobee Boulevard in West Palm Beach to a complaint that a trafficked 18-year-old woman was being held against her will.

The 30-year-old Kirby was arrested early Saturday morning. He is accused of traveled through several states with at least two female victims, whom he sold to buyers for money. He arranged all the dates and he kept all the money, the sheriff’s office said.

Kirby threatened his victims with violence and withholding their personal documentation as a means of control. He faces two counts of sex trafficking adults and two counts of deriving proceeds of prostitution.

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Human trafficking claims victims as young as 8 years of age.

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