Runaway rescued, pair arrested in sex trafficking

Stockton residents said to be working their way north to Seattle

Beaverton police (KOIN 6 News, file)
Beaverton police (KOIN 6 News, file)

BEAVERTON, Ore. (KOIN 6) — A 17-year-old runaway from Stockton, California was recovered in a sex trafficking operation that led to the arrest of two other teens by Beaverton police.

Tyrell Charles Armstrong Jr., August 11, 2014 (Washington County Sheriff's Office)
Tyrell Charles Armstrong Jr., August 11, 2014 (Washington County Sheriff’s Office)

Tyrell Charles Armstrong, Jr., 19, and 18-year-old Breyonna Marie Abercrombie were arrested at a Beaverton hotel on Friday. Authorities said the Stockton residents were working their way up to Seattle when detectives arranged to meet them at a hotel.

Armstrong is charged with compelling and promoting prostitution and unlawful possession of a firearm. He’s being held in the Washington County Jail.

Abercrombie was cited and released for promoting prostitution, authorities said.

The 17-year-old runaway will soon be returned to her mother in Stockton.

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