Affidavit: Girl tells of forced prostitution at 13

BEAVERTON, Ore. (AP) — A 14-year-old girl told authorities in a sex trafficking case that she repeatedly was forced into prostitution in a back room of a Beaverton strip club.

In court documents, the girl said that in the summer of 2012, when she was 13, she worked for one month at Stars Cabaret, where the manager at the time paid a Beaverton man to have her provide lap dances and sex acts for customers, The Oregonian reported this week.

A probable cause affidavit says the two men gave the girl methamphetamine, alcohol and marijuana, and she was forced to have sex with them, along with several other men. At one point, the affidavit says, hospital records show the girl was given medication to terminate an abnormal pregnancy.

The two men been arrested: Steven Toth, 42, the former manager, who was working at the club's Tualatin branch when taken into custody, and Victor Moreno-Hernandez, 27, a registered sex offender described in court records and documents as the girl's pimp in 2012.

Moreno-Hernandez is accused of rape and compelling prostitution, while Toth is charged with rape, sodomy, sexual abuse, compelling prostitution and delivery of marijuana to a minor. Neither entered a plea when they were initially arraigned.

The Associated Press left a message for the district attorney Wednesday seeking information on defense lawyers who could be reached for comment.

Police say they're investigating whether another girl was a victim.

In a statement last week, Stars Cabaret denied any involvement in prostitution. The Oregon Liquor Control Commission said it has found no evidence during routine inspections since 2011 of underage entertainers or customers at the Beaverton business.

The 14-year-old was admitted to an Arizona residential treatment facility in July, a few days after her father reported her missing and Portland police found her, the affidavit said. The girl's father, who lives in Portland, had reported her as a runaway to Portland police four times between October 2012 and December 2012 and another three times between January 2013 and June 2013, according to the affidavit.

The girl's counselor at the Arizona facility called the Beaverton Police Department in late September after discovering that the girl had been raped and forced into sex trafficking, the affidavit said.