A 17-year-old girl has filed a lawsuit against Philadelphia motel owners, claiming they provided rooms to human traffickers who forced her into having underage sex with over 1,000 men.
The girl claims that the Roosevelt Inn in the north east of the city regularly provided rooms to the men, who would force girls into having sex with men up to four times their age.
The claim is said to be the first such lawsuit of its kind under Pennsylvania’s 2014 human trafficking statute and names defendants as the motel, its manager Yagna Patel and the motel’s parent company, UFVS Management Company.
The teenager claims that between 2013 and 2015 she was enslaved and forced into performing sex acts at the Roosevelt Inn.
The lawsuit alleges that the motel owners regularly provided rooms…