SAN LUIS OBISPO COUNTY, Calif. —A Madera man is now part of a human trafficking investigation in San Luis Obispo County.

Joshua Diante Murphy and two others are accused of trafficking a 15-year-old girl.

San Luis Obispo County Sheriff’s officials say investigators set up a “date” with the female, and upon making contact with her, determined she was a missing 15-year-old girl from Nevada.

Detectives say they were able to identify the suspects who had conspired to traffic the 15-year-old and distribute child pornography as 26-year-old Joshua Diante Murphy of Madera, 28-year-old Heather Lynne Hunt of Tipton, and 27-year-old Tremaine Quincy Tejon Jones of Bakersfield.

Hunt and Jones were arrested earlier this month but detectives are still searching for Murphy.He is facing several charges, including conspiracy, and lewd acts with a child.

Anyone with information about Murphy’s whereabouts is asked to call the San Luis Obispo County Counter Human Trafficking Team at (805) 781-4589.

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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