Airline Employee Saves Young Girls from Alleged Sex Trafficking Plot

Andrew Cummings
February 18, 2018

The story has all the hallmarks of a human trafficking plot - albeit one with a happy ending, as the girls safely returned home to their shocked parents.

Denise Miracle, an American Airlines customer service agent, sensed that something did not seem right when two teenagers - aged 15 and 17 years, who have not been identified - came up to the ticket counter at Sacramento International Airport, California, where she was working on August 31.

The girls did not have identification, were not accompanied by adults and had a pair of first-class one-way tickets booked by someone else with a credit card that was fraudulent says the airline's new release. Drey paid for the flights without telling the girls they were one-way flights.

Authorities say a Sacramento International Airport ticket agent who followed her instinct saved two local girls from an online predator. "And then they were texting someone on the phone and that person was giving them answers". "It just doesn't feel right to me, '" she said. "It just didn't feel right".


When Sacramento County Sheriffs deputies arrived the 15 and 17-year-olds told deputies they met a man called "Drey" on Instagram and he invited them to NY for the weekend to earn $2,000 for some work modeling in music videos. The girls told the deputies they were flying to NY to meet a man named Drey who had contacted them through Instagram.

"That's typically the ruse that's being used to get minors and others involved to do that", he added. They believe the girls would most certainly have become victims.

"I think the way they kept looking back-and-forth at each other like they weren't really sure". They said they wouldn't have let that happen, and I said they probably wouldn't have had a choice'.

Yet thankfully the girls eventually believed Sanderson.


Drey's instagram page was deleted within minutes of the girl's call to him at Starbucks.

Sanderson notified the girls' parents after.

A man contacted the girls on social media and convinced them to board a plane on August 30, 2017 promising a high-paying modeling job. I told a supervisor, 'I'm going to call the sheriff.

Miracle said the teenagers, who were trying to board a flight to NY, had a small number of bags with them, but no form of identification and no adult guardians.


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