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Woman Saved From Sex Slavery by Text to Police

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    NBC Philadelphia
    Connecticut state police have arrested a Massachusetts man who they said kidnapped a female in New York and was attempting to bring her to Rhode Island to sell her for sex.

    Connecticut state police have arrested a Massachusetts man who they say kidnapped a woman in New York and tried to bring her to Rhode Island to force her into prostitution.

    The victim was able to alert police by sending a text message about the abduction. She texted that they were in a black Kia SUV with Connecticut plates, traveling north on Interstate 395 in Putnam, police said.

    State police from Connecticut and Massachusetts located and stopped the car on I-395 in Thompson, Conn.

    The victim ran from the car and toward a police cruiser.

    Police took Kwamaine Well, 24, of Brockton, Massachusetts, into custody and charged him with second-degree kidnapping, illegal possession of narcotics and disorderly conduct.

    Police said he has prior arrests for trafficking people for sex servitude and carrying a firearm.

    Wells was held on $100,000 bond.  He is due in court in Danielson today.