BAKERSFIELD, Calif. - A Sacramento man accused of having sex with a 13-year-old Bakersfield girl is behind bars this morning.
Bakersfield police said 22-year-old Jerome Henderson lured the girl to a local hotel where he forced her to participate in sex acts.
He then tried to take the girl back to Sacramento with him with the intent of forcing her to engage in prostitution, but she was able to get away and tell the police.
Police then discovered there were two more underage victims in the case.
Henderson was found and arrested in Sacramento before being brought to face charges in Kern County.
Henderson is being charged with human trafficking of a minor and attempt pandering of a minor.
The investigation is ongoing and additional charges are pending.
He's scheduled to appear in court tomorrow.
Anyone with information regarding this case is urged to call the Bakersfield Police Department at 327-7111.