A fourteen year old girl who had been reported as a runaway was recently discovered in a motel room on North Martin Luther King Highway in Lake Charles.

Among the arrested was Darius P Landry, 28, of Lake Charles, who was the victim's family member and guardian.

Detectives were dispatched to the motel on a tip about the runaway girl.

The manager of the motel, a Houston resident named Mayur K. Patel, 39, was allegedly responsible for trafficking the victim for sex at the motel. Judge Michael Canaday signed a warrant for Patel's arrest to be held with no bond for human trafficking and felony carnal knowledge of a juvenile.

On July 26th, Patel was arrested in Houston and extradited back to Calcasieu Parish. This investigation is continuing and more arrests are possible.

CPSO Detectives Seth Abshire and Michael G. Miller are lead investigators in the case.

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