Kentucky man arrested for human trafficking involving juvenile

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LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WKYT) - Attorney General Andy Beshear announced his office apprehended a Louisville man involved in human trafficking.

The AG's Department of Criminal Investigations arrested Silky K. Clark, 39, of Louisville, for human trafficking, first-degree unlawful transaction with a minor, possession of a handgun by a convicted felon, possession of a controlled substance, possession of marijuana, possession of drug paraphernalia, and criminal possession of a forged instrument.

According to Beshear, the Lexington Human Trafficking Task Force received information about a juvenile being advertised for prostitution on September 21. It was later determined the juvenile was no longer in Lexington.

Using technology, police in Louisville were able to locate and arrest Clark. They also located the juvenile.

A judge set a preliminary hearing in Clark's case for October 3 in Jefferson District Court.

Beshear said the investigation is ongoing and further criminal charges are likely.

“I am thankful for the law enforcement investigators who worked with us to make the arrest and locate the victim,” Beshear said. “Sadly, human trafficking does not just impact one city or area – it occurs in every county, city and community and that is why I have made fighting this horrible crime one of my top priorities.”

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