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Police Rescue Philly Women From Human Traffickers in Wyoming: Officials

Wyoming Highway Patrol Officers rescued two young women being taken to California by human traffickers, authorities said.

The Rawlins Times reports that Wyoming Highway Patrol Officers approached a car at a Shell station near Rawlins last week in response to a call about a disturbance.

A woman in the back seat mouthed the words "help me" to one officer.

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Her plea led to the arrest of the 38-year-old male driver and a 27-year-old woman, both from California, on human trafficking charges.

The woman who asked for help and another female passenger told police they left Philadelphia with the couple because they promised them jobs and a new start in California, according to police.

But the women said the couple became threatening and wouldn't let them leave once they got out of Pennsylvania.

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