MARIN CITY (CBS SF) — The Marin County Sheriff’s Office arrested a Marin City man Tuesday on suspicion of human trafficking of a victim under the age of 18.

The investigation began when sheriff’s deputies contacted a female juvenile runaway at a San Rafael motel on March 19, sheriff’s Lt. Scott Anderson said.

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The girl had been involved in prostitution for more than a year, Anderson said.

Deputies arrested Terrell Bland Jr., 25, of Marin City at 10:30 p.m. Tuesday on suspicion of human trafficking, according to Anderson.

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Bland was booked into Marin County Jail for that offense and on suspicion of pimping, unlawful sexual intercourse and oral copulation with a minor and possession of a firearm by a felon, Anderson said.

Deputies served a search warrant at 49 Cole Drive and conducted a probation search on Buckelew Street in Marin City in connection with the arrest, Anderson said.

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Deputies seized handguns and ammunition during the search, he said.
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