A New Jersey mother is pleading for the public’s help after discovering that her missing teen daughter has appeared on sex-trafficking websites, CBS Philly reports.
“The streets can’t have my daughter!” Angelica Scarlett posted on Facebook Saturday.
Scarlett’s daughter, 17-year-old Aviana Weaver, has been missing since September 12, when she was last seen in Mount Holly, New Jersey, according to the National Center for Missing & Exploited Children.
Scarlett said she has been told by investigators that pornographic images of her daughter have been found online and that she looks “completely upset and unhappy.”
In an interview with the television station, Scarlett said she would not stop searching until her daughter is located.
ATTENTION ALL!!I have reported my child Aviana Maribell Weaver as missing we believe she is being held against her will…
“I’m upset right now. I’m angry. I’m a mom who’s on a mission and I’m angry and I’m not going to stop until she comes home,” Scarlett told CBS Philly.
Weaver is a senior at Rancocas Valley Regional High School in Mount Holly, although her phone last pinged in Philadelphia. Authorities believe the device has since been shut off. In a previous Facebook post on Wednesday, Weaver wrote she believes her daughter is being held against her will.
“She’s never done this before,” Scarlett told radio station 101.5 FM. “She went to school for the first few days and then disappeared. She missed an eye doctor appointment. She doesn’t have any clothes. This is not like her. She hasn’t been known to be on any drugs. We don’t have family or friends in Philadelphia. It’s completely out of character and scary.”
Weaver is 5-feet-4-inches tall and weighs about 200 pounds. Her hair and eyes are brown.
To report information about Weaver’s location, call Westampton Township (New Jersey) Police at 609-267-8300.
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[Feature Photo: Aviana Weaver/Facebook]