A teenage girl was allegedly forced to have sex with more than 1,000 men over two years at a Philadelphia motel, according to a lawsuit.
The teenager, who was just 14 at the time of the alleged abuse, is suing the Roosevelt Inn after she was forced into “sex slavery” with men up to four times her age and held captive at the hotel, the Daily Mail reported.
The girl, now 17, claims she was forced to have sex with several hundred men for $50 after being forced into prostitution in 2013, CBS Philadelphia reported.
The lawsuit was filed against the Roosevelt Inn, its parent company UFVS Management Company, and the motel manager Yagna Patel.
It claims that the alleged ordeal continued into 2014 and that the motel provided rooms for human traffickers.
Patel, 72, denied that this was true.
The lawsuit claims the defendants knew the girl was “being sexually exploited.”
Traffickers allegedly advertised sex with the girl online, had men call a phone number to negotiate a price for sex, and had a hotel staff member show the men who had agreed to a price to the girl’s room, the Philadelphia Inquirer reported.
The lawsuit claims that motel workers should have been tipped off to signs of abuse, such as the room allegedly containing used condoms.
It also claimed that men and minors were frequently seen leaving a room that “frequently smelled of marijuana.”
Court documents say the girl was treated “aggressively” and was forced to dress in a “sexually-explicit manner.”
“This child was forced into sex slavery, paid to do things with men double, triple, quadruple her age,” her attorney Nadeem Bezar said.
The teenager is currently in therapy as a result of the alleged abuse and is seeking $50,000 in compensation.
Patel denied knowing anything about the abuse or the lawsuit.
“We just rent the room and that’s all we can do,” he said.