A 20-year-old man was charged this week with one count of aggravated human trafficking in Sedgwick County District Court.
Jay P. Edgar, of Wichita, is accused of recruiting a 16-year-old for “forced labor, involuntary servitude or sexual gratification” of himself or another person between Nov. 4 and Nov. 7, 2013, according to a criminal complaint filed in the case. He made his first appearance on the charge Monday afternoon.
Edgar is being held in Sedgwick County Jail in lieu of $250,000 bond. He is scheduled for a preliminary hearing May 6.
Among the state’s witnesses listed on the charging document are 25-year-old Ida Bennett, who is also facing human trafficking charges in Sedgwick County District Court, and the victim in Bennett’s case, who is 16.