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Police: Teen Kept in Falls Church Home in Sex Trafficking Case



    Police: Teen Held Hostage in Falls Church by Man She Met on Facebook

    A 17-year-old girl strikes up a friendship with a man she met on Facebook. Fairfax County police say after she met the man in person, the relationship took a dramatic turn. They say he threatened her and held her hostage for three months. News4's Derrick Ward reports from the neighborhood where police say it happened. (Published Friday, Sept. 19, 2014)

    A man held a teenage girl captive in a Falls Church, Virginia, home in what Fairfax County police are calling a sex trafficking case.

    The 17-year-old victim met 27-year-old Manuel Contreras on Facebook several months ago and eventually agreed to meet him in person, police said.

    "The man allegedly threatened the teen and locked her in a room and took her phone," Fairfax County police Officer Roger Henriquez said.

    Though the girl was missing for more than three months, police weren't aware until someone else who lives at the Kaiser Place house where she was kept.

    Contreras is charged with abduction with intent to defile and contributing to the delinquency of a minor.