Crime & Courts

March 18, 2014

Two men accused of recruiting teens for sex

The arrest of two men in north Wichita late Monday night represents the culmination of an investigation spanning several months, Wichita police said.

The arrest of two men in north Wichita late Monday night represents the culmination of an investigation spanning several months, Wichita police said.

Polo Miller, 21, and Alex Lane, 20, were arrested shortly before 10:30 p.m. in the 2700 block of North Poplar and booked into the Sedgwick County Jail on suspicion of sexual exploitation of a child, arrest and jail records show. Miller also is accused of human trafficking, records show.

“We’ve had an ongoing investigation here” at the Exploited and Missing Child Unit, Capt. Jeff Weible said.

That investigation involved “suspects that were trying to exploit several teens,” he said.

Police identified three 16-year-old girls and a 13-year-old girl who were being recruited in the human trafficking scheme, Weible said. Authorities are alleging that undisclosed sex crimes involving at least one of the girls occurred.

“We saw, among other things, active recruiting for additional victims,” Weible said.

The EMCU is looking into whether there are additional victims linked to the suspects, he said. The arrests came after authorities learned where the suspects were staying.

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