New York City Police found a missing teenage girl from Connecticut being held inside an East Harlem apartment.
According to police, a man accused of sex trafficking held the 17 year-old girl from Norwich and two others against their will.
The other two women, ages 21 and 24, alerted the girl's mother by pretending to make an appointment in Connecticut, said police. The mother contacted police and authorities found the teen.
Detectives say the Connecticut teenager is a runaway and was forced into prostitution by 35-year-old Taye Ellerby.
He was arrested and charged with sex trafficking, promoting prostitution, criminal trespassing and endangering the welfare of a child.