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Former Lewisville resident accused of human trafficking, sexual assault of teenage girl

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A former Lewisville resident was arrested last week in California on charges of human trafficking and sexually assaulting a teenage girl who was known to him, police said.

Christopher Allan Boyer was arrested in Santa Rosa, Calif., and brought back to Texas by investigators, according to a news release from the Lewisville Police Department.

The girl’s mother contacted police in January to report that she had run away to live with Boyer in California. Investigators later learned that Boyer enticed the girl to move to California, police said.

Boyer is a former resident of Lewisville who moved to Santa Rosa, Calif., last November, said Capt. Dan Rochelle of the Lewisiville Police Department.

Boyer is accused of sexually assaulting the girl over the course of several years, police said.

The Star-Telegram does not identify the victims of sexual assault.

No other information was released.

Julia Walsh was rescued from sex traffickers, and her road to recovery continues.

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Nichole Manna is an investigative reporter for the Star-Telegram. Before moving to Fort Worth in July 2018, she covered crime and breaking news in Tennessee, North Carolina, Nebraska and Kansas. She is a 2012 graduate of Middle Tennessee State University and grew up in Florida.
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