Two Wichitans charged with aggravated human trafficking

Shawntaya Shaffer, Daniel Tucker

WICHITA, Kansas – Two people were charged Tuesday with aggravated human trafficking in Wichita.

Police arrested Daniel Tucker, 26, and Shawntaya Shaffer, 23, Thursday evening at a motel in the 900 block of North Broadway.

Police accused them of human trafficking of a 17-year-old girl and a 16-year-old girl.

According to the district attorney’s office, the complaint says the two intentionally recruited, harbored and transported the teenagers.

It goes on to say Tucker and Shaffer knew that the girls would be “used in forced labor, involuntary servitude or sexual gratification.”

Police say one of the teens was a runaway from Montana. She was taken to the hospital and then released to the juvenile detention facility.

The other teen was released to her parents.

The judge set bond for Tucker and Shaffer at $100,000 each and ordered them to have no contact with the teenagers.

Their next court appearance is August 6.

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