CLAYTON, Mo. (KMOX) — A St. Louis County man is facing charges for allegedly enticing three teenage girls into prostitution.

Authorities said Wednesday that 39-year-old Anton Morris is charged with two counts of sexual trafficking of a child and one count of trafficking for the purposes of sexual exploitation. He is jailed on $100,000 cash-only bond.

Police say on April 15th Morris lured a 16-year-old girl into prostitution via the internet. Ten days later he recruited a 19-year-old girl and the next day a 17-year-old girl. Authorities say he rented a motel room for them. After three days he allegedly moved the girls to his home in the 11600 block of Fox Hall, held them captive and forced them to perform sex acts.

St. Louis County police spokesman Randy Vaughn says the two older girls escaped through a bedroom window when Morris was asleep and called police. Vaughn says that when officers arrested Morris at his home, they found the 16-year-old girl inside.

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