An Antioch girl who was kidnapped and forced into prostitution was able to escape her alleged captor last week in Stockton, police said.
The 17-year-old girl ran away from home after a fight with her parents two months ago and called 20-year-old Chester Brown to pick her up, Stockton police Officer Joe Silva said. The girl, he said, had met Brown a few months ago in Antioch.
Brown allegedly took the girl to Stockton where he sexually assaulted her and forced her into working as a prostitute, Silva said.
"He had her walk the Wilson Way corridor looking for johns and threatened her several times he'd kill her if she left," Silva said.
Brown also allegedly made her set up a myRedBook account -- a social media site where prostitutes solicit themselves.
On Sunday afternoon, police received a call from the girl's father, who said he'd received a text from his daughter saying she was in Stockton against her will and had been forced into prostitution.
About an hour later, the girl called 911 from a Motel 6 off Interstate 5.
Officers arrived at the motel a short time later and found the girl, who was later reunited with her parents.
Shortly after, Brown drove into the motel parking lot with two 14-year-old girls and a 16-year-old girl in his car, Silva said. One of the 14-year-olds had been reported missing out of San Francisco and had an outstanding arrest warrant, he said.
That 14-year-old girl had been teaching the other girls how to be prostitutes, Silva said.
During a search of his car, officers found condoms and a book titled "Pimpology: The 48 Laws of the Game."
Police arrested Brown on suspicion of kidnapping, making terrorist threats, pimping and sexual assault, and on several outstanding warrants.
Police on Thursday were investigating whether Brown had also victimized the other girls in the car with him.
Anyone who suspects someone is a victim of sex trafficking or other types of human trafficking is asked to call 911.
Victims of human trafficking can call the National Human Trafficking Resource Center at 888-373-7888 or send a text message to 233733.
Contact Natalie Neysa Alund at 510-293-2469. Follow her at Twitter.com/nataliealund.