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Texas couple sold girl, 16, into prostitution: cops


Sunday, December 20, 2015, 8:02 PM

Bexar County authorities in San Antonio, Texas have arrested four people.KENS5

Bexar County authorities in San Antonio, Texas have arrested four people.

Two men and two women were arrested Friday night for allegedly selling a 16-year-old girl for prostitution, the San Antonio Police Department said.

The teen told police that she had been sold to one couple for $ 4,000.

Rebecca Nicole Alvarez, 22, Christopher Castoreno, 34, Veronica Ann Diaz, 26, and Adrian Colon, 44, are all being charged with trafficking.

Alvarez, Castoreno and Diaz are also being slapped with sexual assault charge, while Colon was charged with attempted sexual assault, according to police.

The sexual assault allegedly started in November, when the teen met Colon and Diaz through a mutual friend, police said.

The victim told police the couple allegedly sold her to Alvarez and Castoreno for $ 4,000 after refusing to have sex with other people.

On Dec. 15, officers responded to a call at a San Antonio pawn shop where the teen told authorities that Alvarez and Castoreno were following her.

Rebecca Alvarez Bexar County Sheriff’s Office

Rebecca Alvarez

Enlarge Christopher Castoreno Bexar County Sheriff’s Office

Christopher Castoreno


Police let the couple go after being tracked down and questioned.

“This couple then supplied her with drugs, got her intoxicated and had sex with her and forced her to have sex with other people at various locations around town,” SAPD spokesman Sgt. Jesse Salame said.

“She was able to get a hold of a cell phone at one of the houses she was taken to and that’s when she called her friend, and her friend called her mother, and that’s when they called police.”

Veronica Diaz Bexar County Sheriff’s Office

Veronica Diaz

Enlarge Adrian Colon Bexar County Sheriff’s Office

Adrian Colon


The victim was taken to South Side motel and an East Side home, as well as other locations that she couldn’t recall due to the drugs and alcohol, police said.

According to FOX 29, officers believe there are no other victims involved, but investigation into the 16-year-old’s case is ongoing.

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