(Boise) – Attorney General Lawrence Wasden has announced investigators with his Idaho Internet Crimes Against Children (ICAC) Unit arrested two Nevada women on Thursday, September 6, for alleged prostitution.
The arrests stemmed from an ICAC investigation into possible human trafficking involving minors. Investigators contacted two adult females who were allegedly soliciting prostitution online and arranged to meet the women at a hotel in Meridian. As a result, Kendra C. Wright, 19, of Sparks, Nevada and Patricia T. Bryant, 19, of Reno, Nevada were contacted by law enforcement upon their arrival at the hotel. The two were arrested and booked into the Ada County Jail. At this time, investigators have not discovered evidence of human trafficking.
The Ada County Sheriff’s Office and Meridian Police Department assisted.
Anyone with information regarding human trafficking is encouraged to contact local police, the Attorney General’s ICAC Unit at 208-334-4527, or the National Human Trafficking Hotline at 1-888-373-7888. Anyone with information regarding the exploitation of children is encouraged to contact local police, the Attorney General’s ICAC Unit at 208-334-4527, or the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children at 1-800-843-5678.
The Attorney General’s ICAC Unit works with the Idaho ICAC Task Force, a coalition of federal, state, and local law enforcement agencies, to investigate and prosecute individuals who use the internet to criminally exploit children.