A Zephyrhills man is behind bars after deputies say he had sex with a 15-year-old runaway.
Deputies say Jael Aguayo, 24, offered the victim a hotel room and Xanax in exchange for sex with him and his friend.
Law enforcement officials were able to locate the child prior to the sex act. Text messages between the victim and defendant were located. which confirmed the victim’s account of the events.
Because he was accused of offering to exchange the Xanax and hotel room for sexual favors, Aguayo has been charged with Human Trafficking and Lewd and Lascivious Battery.