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3 arrested in Birmingham on human trafficking charges

From The Trussville Tribune staff reports

BIRMINGHAM — Three people have been arrested as part of a human trafficking investigation by the Birmingham Police Department that began in late July.

From left to right: James Cornelius Harris, LaCrystal Crawford, and Tyrone Allen

On Monday, July 23, investigators received information on a possible victim of human trafficking. Afterwards, the investigators located and spoke with a 16-year-old victim. The BPD then worked with the Department of Human Resources and the FBI before determining three suspects.

“Investigators learned that the suspects were moving the victim around the Birmingham area to various hotels,” the BPD said in a statement. “Evidence collected lead to the arrest of all three suspects.”

The three arrested were: LaCrystal Renae Crawford, 31, Tyrone Allen, 44, and James Cornelius Harris, 36. Crawford’s bond was set at $15,000 while Allen’s was set at $20,000 and Harris’ was set at $30,000. Human trafficking warrants were obtained against all three.

They were taken into custody and placed in the Jefferson County Jail.

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