Police say she was not allowed to leave the home without supervision or have any personal freedom and didn’t have access to any of her personal documents.
Police say Rodrigez-Paz got fake documents for the teen and got her to work in a restaurant. He kept the money she earned, saying she owed him for the money he spent getting her into the U.S.
Last month, the girl’s brother, who was in a refugee facility in Texas, was released, and he came to Tulsa to remove her from the home. Rodriguez-Paz reportedly sent threatening text messages to both the girl and her brother.
The girl told police she was afraid to ask for help from police or social workers because of the past abuse and the threats.
Rodrigquez-Paz and Juarez are now arrested on a charge of human trafficking for labor.