A 14-year-old girl was among the 22 females detained at the Lady Chancellor raid on Sunday night.
The minor was among the women found in the company of 20 men in a house at Chancellor Heights, upper Lady Chancellor Road in St. Anns during the early hours of Monday morning. 19 of the women are said to be Venezuelans. Since the bust, a 37-year-old woman from West Moorings had been detained and was assisting police with investigations. She has since been released. A Valsayn businessman and his son were also detained by police as they were allegedly in possession of a firearm and a quantity of ammunition when officers of the Special Operations Response Team (SORT) stormed the residence. Also found on the premises were narcotics and a large amount of cash. Police confirmed that most of the women had no identification on them and were engaged in lewd dancing, possible prostitution and child endangerment.
The 14-year-old girl is believed to be a victim of human trafficking. Officials from the Children’s Authority have taken the girl into custody.