BOWLING GREEN, Ky. (AP) — A man is being accused of bringing 12 children from out of state into Kentucky to sell candy for him.
The Kentucky Attorney General told news outlets Tuesday that 54-year-old Shawn Floyd was being investigated for human trafficking of minors in several Kentucky counties over the past two years.
A statement from Attorney General Andy Beshear says Floyd was arrested Friday after a traffic stop. He was charged with endangering the welfare of a minor and having a controlled substance prescription not in its original container.
Floyd and the 12 children are from Indiana with the youngest being 11-year-old. Floyd forced the children to share a hotel room with three adults and made them buy their own meals.
The investigation is ongoing. It’s unclear whether Floyd has an attorney.
(This story was originally published on July 17, 2019)