3/19/2021

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. – A 24-year-old woman is accused of trafficking minors out of a St. Petersburg hotel Sunday, according to the St.

Petersburg Police Department.Leslie Reio was arrested at the Bayway Inn around 1:30 a.m. after she was found in room 219 with two minors.

Police said Reio “should have known they were minors due to the physical features of the victims.”

According to detectives, Reio forced the minors to engage in sexual acts for money and would take any profits they earned.

Investigators also said they found Reio had been posting sexual advertisements of the victims online.

At least one of the victims was a runaway from Sarasota County.

By Joseph Franklin

We blog about human trafficking and child porn cases. If you have any information on the situation please feel free to call the nation human trafficking hotline at 1-888-7888

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