SOUTH SAN FRANCISCO (BCN) – Two people were arrested Sunday morning in South San Francisco after it was discovered a young woman had been kidnapped and trafficked, police said Monday.
Clifford Lawrence, 33, of San Francisco, and Ayda Elshawa, 18, of Stockton, were arrested after a welfare check on the victim, who is believed to have escaped from her captors.
Officers responded at 6 a.m. to Airport South Avenue and Wondercolor Alley to conduct a welfare check on a 22-year-old woman. According to police, she was attacked by someone armed with a gun.
Officers located the suspect’s vehicle nearby. Police said both Lawrence and Elshawa initially refused to leave the vehicle when police asked. But in the end they did.
According to police, the victim was abducted with a gun in Oakland on Sunday and taken to South San Francisco, where Lawrence and Elshawa attacked her and then forced her to work as a prostitute in San Francisco and Oakland, according to police. cop.
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Police said she returned to South San Francisco, where she was detained against her will at a hotel. According to police, she escaped and called for help.
Lawrence and Elshawa were taken to the San Mateo County Jail in Redwood City after their arrest.
The victim was helped by the San Mateo County Anti-Trafficking Initiative and reunited with her family.
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