Man accused of sex trafficking girls out of a motel

SAN ANTONIO - A man is accused of trafficking a minor for sex after a mother reported her daughter missing.

Police say Elijah Teel, 21, was arrested Tuesday and charged with trafficking of a minor.

According an arrest report, the mother told police on October 1, her daughter was forced to prostitute herself and gave the location of an Econolodge at I-35 just north of Thousand Oaks.

Police found the girl in a motel room along with another missing girl. An adult woman was there and told police two men had been prostituting girls for about a week.

Police found Backpage.com ads with photos of the girls soliciting dates. The girls told police they were paid half the money from the dates. 

On November 30, Teel was stopped for speeding and his phone number matched the one given by the victims. 

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