3 Texas Men Arrested In Connection With Sex Trafficking Teen Girl

Kelli Wiese
January 22, 2019 - 5:54 pm
East Suspects



ODESSA (KRLD) - Odessa police say three men are in custody after they received a tip about possible sex trafficking.

Police say they found a 14-year-old runaway girl with the men in a motel room. Police identified the suspects as Ashton Battles, Rene Gonzalez and Irving Holcomb.

Odessa Police Corporal Steve LeSueur says, "Holcomb was interviewed by detectives. They say he sexually assaulted the girl." 

Officers found multiple firearms and drug paraphernalia inside of the room. They say Gonzales was intoxicated and Holcomb and Battles were in possession of methamphetamine.

Officers located two handguns and a Winchester .22 rifle that had the serial number scratched off.

Irving Holcomb is charged with two counts of Aggravated Sexual Assault of a Child, Indecency with a Child, Endangering a Child, Harboring a Runaway and Possession of Methamphetamine. Ashton Battles is charged with Possession of Methamphetamine. Rene Gonzalez is charged with Public Intoxication.

Police say more charges are anticipated. The girl is in CPS custody.