Kenneth Levan Nelson was arrested by the police with charges of human trafficking a 15-year-old girl from Texas. The teenager went missing from a Dallas Maverick game in April 2022.
Along with Nelson, two more were arrested; Karen Gonzales and Sara Hayes. The girl was found by police in the streets of Oklahoma City. Apparently, she was raped and starved by the abductors.
Who Is Kenneth Levan Nelson?
Kenneth Levan Nelson is a registered sex offender who was arrested for abducting a 15-year-old North Texas girl from a Dallas Maverick game on April 8, 2022.
According to police, Nelson was prostituting the 15-year-old via online advertisements. He rented hotel rooms with someone else's ID and posted ads showing the teenager in various nude states. The teenage girl's name is not revealed because she is a minor.
Along with Nelson, two women were also identified to have been involved. The photos were allegedly taken by Karen Gonzales and Sara Hayes was apparently present there when those photos were taken.
Nelson and Hayes have been charged with human trafficking and other offenses. Their preliminary court hearing is scheduled to be held on August 15.
Texas North Richland Hills Daughter Missing
On April 8, 2022, a 15-year-old girl from North Richland Hill, Texas went missing after attending a Dallas Mavericks game. The girl and Kyle Morris, the girl's stepfather, were in the Platinum level of the arena during the Mavericks' game against Portland Trail Blazers.
When the girl did not return after going to the bathroom just before halftime, Kyle became suspicious and alerted security. The surveillance video showed the girl leaving out of the arena with an unknown man. She seemed to voluntarily leave with the man.
After the nonprofit organization, Texas Counter-Trafficking Initiative tried finding the girl through an online ad soliciting sex, she was found by police on the side of a road in Oklahoma City.
It had been 10 days after her stepfather filed a missing report from American Airlines Center in Dallas, Texas when police found her. She had been taken to a hotel in Oklahoma City and was raped multiple times, starved, and not allowed to bathe.
A couple of days after she was found, the girl said to her mother, Brooke Morris that she had met many other girls in Oklahoma. Brooke said that her daughter said no one looked for those girls and wondered how long they have been there.
Kenneth Levan Nelson Arrest Charges Explained
Kenneth Levan Nelson was arrested after he prostituted a 15-year-old girl from Texas. He is charged with human trafficking and other offenses.
Nelson is a registered sex offender from Oklahoma City, Oklahoma. He was registered as a result of an out-of-state conviction in Henderson County. His previous offense is dated December 12, 1993, and was convicted on August 11, 1994.
The sex offender was charged with sexual misconduct with a 3-year-old and was jailed for 10 years and released on May 17, 2004. He was registered as a sexual offender on April 13, 2013, and the minimum registration period was 10 years.
Kenneth is a black man with tattoos on his abdomen and right and left arms. He was born on June 15, 1978, and is currently 44 years old.