Man held without bail on kidnapping, sex trafficking charges

By News Staff

The Massachusetts man accused of selling teens for sex in Providence has been held without bail. 

Derek Miranda, of Dorchester, was arraigned in District Court Tuesday on kidnapping and sex-trafficking charges. 

Providence Police arrested Miranda Thursday night after a 14-year-old girl escaped his Cumerford St. apartment and got in touch with friends, family, and police. 

Police entered the apartment where they found two other teens and a 21-year-old woman.

Miranda was arrested on the spot. 

All of the victims are safe. 

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