Man uses Plenty of Fish dating website to lure teenage girls to motel to sell them for sex


Edward Alvarez 
By: Chan Yuan

(Scroll down for video) A man was arrested after holding two girls hostage in a motel room.

Police said that the teenage victim’s met 23-year-old Edward Alvarez of Florida, on the Plenty of Fish dating website.

The girls who are 15 and 16 years old, signed up for the dating website despite the fact that the Plenty of Fish app clearly states that a person has to be over the age 18 to participate.

Police said that the teenagers recently ran away from a group home in Polk County. Sadly, the girl’s met the wrong person who allegedly forced them into prostitution.

One the victim’s arrived to the motel, where Alvarez took nude photos and posted them to Backpage.com to get men for sex, according to police.

Authorities rescued the girls after they were being held against their wills for three days.

Alvarez was charged with trafficking the two teenagers and selling them for sex. He is being held in the Orange County Jail without bond.