3 Girls that were Reported Missing in Washington State found in Car with Fugitive
Authorities said the three girls who were reported missing in Washington State were found in a car in Oregon with a California Fugitive.
Oregon police officers were on Thursday morning observing a suspicious vehicle parked in the vicinity of Roseburg Regional Airport in Douglas County when they made the discovery.
The officers stopped the car and made contact with a man and three girls inside. They discovered that the man, identified as Maurice Pierre Hurth, 41, of Suisun City, California, had multiple warrants out for his arrest in the Golden State.
Hurth was arrested on those warrants after a brief resistance.
Police investigated further and discovered that the three girls were recently reported missing from a youth group home in the Seattle area.
The girls, all who are under 18, were taken into protective custody and then transferred to the Douglas County Juvenile Shelter in Roseburg.
Hurth is being held at the Douglas County Correction Center in Roseburg. He was charged with three counts each of trafficking in persons, compelling prostitution, first-degree custodial interference, and one count of encouraging child sex abuse in the first degree.