Missing teen ‘being sex-trafficked after she was lured from home’, police fear

A missing teen is feared to be a victim of sex trafficking after she was allegedly lured from her grandmother's home in Texas last year.

Kristen Galvan, 17, disappeared on January 2 2020, and her family haven't seen her since.

Now police think she may be a victim of human trafficking, and the FBI believes her life is in imminent danger.

People have reported seeing a photo of Kristen on websites known for prostitution, reports Texas broadcaster CBS Austin.

Robyn Bennett, Kristen's mum, has said her daughter could have been "sold into the dark world of child sex trafficking" at the age of 15.

Kristen's heartbroken mum said: "Before Kristen was taken one year, three months and 22 days ago, she was a sweet teenager.

"She was a good student, in JROTC and on the drill team. She lightened any room she entered.

"It’s scary to think that Kristen was lured out of our home by new friendships full of empty promises and sold into the dark world of child sex trafficking."

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Bennett added: "Someone knows something. Please help me find my baby girl Kristen."

The National Center for Missing and Exploited Children, the FBI, and the Montgomery County Sheriff’s Office maintain that Kristen is being trafficked in Texas.

Kristen is 5 foot, 6 inches tall, 135 pounds and she has blonde hair and hazel eyes.

FBI Special Agent Bethany Morris has said: "Because Kristen is a possible victim of human trafficking, this means her life could be in danger.

"Kristen will be 17 years old on April 23, 2021. Kristen's family and friends miss her terribly."

"If you have any information related to her whereabouts, please contact NCMEC at 1-800-THE-LOST and help bring Kristen home."

Anyone with information on Kristen's whereabouts is asked to contact Montgomery County Sheriff’s Office at (936) 760-5800, or the National Center for Missing & Exploited Children at 1-800-THE-LOST, that’s 1-800-843-5678.

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