Man charged in sex trafficking investigation behing held on $1M bond

by: Tom Dees, Zach Crenshaw Updated:

HERNANDO, Miss. --  Update: Davis is now facing charges for human trafficking, reckless driving, failure to register a vehicle and driving with a suspended license. 

He is being held on a $1 million bond in the DeSoto County jail. 


The suspect in the sex trafficking of a 17-year-old has been identified as 31-year-old Darnell Davis. The other suspect found inside the vehicle was a juvenile. 

FOX13 News has learned the FBI and Hernando police have rescued a 17-year-old from a sex trafficking operation. 

We have learned who that teen is, but are not publishing her name or her parents' names to protect her identity. 

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The stop happened around 3:00 Sunday in Hernando, Mississippi after Hernando police were tipped off that a pair of men were traveling with a 17-year-old female who had been missing. 

The stop happened on I-55. 

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Darnell is faces charges for traffic and contributing to the delinquency of a minor. 

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The teen was allegedly brought to South Mississippi for the purpose of sex trafficking.

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