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Friday, December 18, 2015

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Los Angeles: Los Angeles Police Department, Operations South Bureau Human Trafficking Task Force, in partnership with the Los Angeles County District Attorney's Office, concluded a nine month human trafficking investigation into a claim of two female victims that resulted in felony charge convictions.

Christopher Hudgins Agnew, 22 years of age, a Los Angeles of resident, was convicted of Human Trafficking, Assault with a Deadly Weapon, and Kidnapping. Agnew, a self-admitted gang member, pled guilty to Human Trafficking and Assault with a Deadly Weapon and received a 14 year sentence for his crime.

Kaishane Kyle, 19 years of age, a Los Angeles resident, was convicted of Pandering. Kyle pled guilty to the charge and received a 3 year sentence for her crime.

The investigation revealed that from January 2015 to March 2015, Agnew and Kyle enticed and persuaded the victims into prostitution while they were in the Los Angeles area. Agnew took his victims to various hotels and areas where prostitutes are known to loiter. Over that period, Agnew assaulted his victim with a deadly weapon and kidnapped both victims on multiple occasions.

After 3 months, one of the victims was able to escape from Agnew and reported him to the investigative personnel of the LAPD Operations South Bureau Human Trafficking Task force.

Agnew forced these young women to work for him as prostitutes in Los Angeles and used various social media websites to sexually exploit the victims.

Anyone with information on these suspects is asked to contact Operations South Bureau Human Trafficking Task Force at (213) 926-3963. During non-business hours or on weekends, calls should be directed to 1-877-LAPD-24-7 (877-527-3247). Anyone wishing to remain anonymous should call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (800-222-8477). Tipsters may also contact by texting to phone number 274637 (C-R-I-M-E-S on most keypads) with a cell phone. All text messages should begin with the letters "LAPD." Tipsters may also go to LAPDOnline.org, click on "webtips" and follow the prompts.

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