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Police: 2 more arrested after death of sex-trafficked teen

Posted October 18

— Two additional people wanted on murder and human-trafficking charges have been arrested after authorities say a 14-year-old girl in Florida fatally overdosed on pills she was told would help her forget about having sex with men.

Atlanta police Sgt. Warren Pickard says 20-year-old Karla Alsina and 26-year-old Arthur Coleman were arrested Saturday evening. News outlets report Orlando police arrested 19-year-old Avorice Holman and 22-year-old Jose Santiago-Sotomayor on Wednesday.

The four are accused of luring the 14-year-old and a 15-year-old girl into prostitution in August.

Police say the younger girl overdosed on a combination of Xanax and the cold medicine dextromethorphan on Aug. 14. The 15-year-old has since been rescued.

The suspects each face multiple charges including first-degree murder and human trafficking of a child. It's unclear whether they have attorneys.

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  • Linda Tally Oct 19, 7:06 a.m.
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    Glad one girl survived, kinda wish the two adults hadn't.