Authorities: Men used dating app to solicit sex from 13-year-old runaway
CINCINNATI, OH (FOX19) - Two men are under arrest on charges they lured an underage girl to a hotel, gave her alcohol, and tried to solicit sex from her.
One of them, Mohammed Jagameh, 29, met the 13-year-old girl on the online dating app Plenty of Fish, according to the Hamilton County Sheriff's Office.
Jagameh and his friend, Tayseer Abdel Quader Mustafa, 21, gave the teen Jack Daniels Tennessee Whiskey and propositioned her on Tuesday at Days Inn & Suites Cincinnati, 5410 Ridge Road, sheriff's investigators wrote in court records.
The girl, a runaway from Toledo, refused and then alerted a hotel clerk she needed help, so the clerk called 911, according to a recording of the call released to FOX19 NOW early Thursday.
"I have a guest that's in the room, and she is a minor. And she says she's feeling unsafe because there's two gentlemen that brought her here, and she's afraid," the clerk told a dispatcher, according to the recording.
Both men are held at the Hamilton County Justice Center on charges of importuning and interference with custody of an underage person, court records show. They each gave investigators a "verbal admission," according to criminal complaints.
The suspects made initial court appearances Wednesday.
Jagameh is held at the county jail on $70,000 bond.
Mustafa is held on $80,000 bond. He is scheduled to return to court at 9 a.m. Thursday because he needed an interpreter when he briefly appeared Wednesday and now will return for a second hearing, court officials said.
The men's cases go to a grand jury for possible indictments March 30.
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