A Texas sheriff is warning the US of human trafficking after the arrest of Amber Michelle Parker who was attempting to traffic her relative to Morocco for prostitution.
Rabat – Texan Sheriff Parnell McNamara spoke with a reporter from US television channel KWTX News 10 on the arrest of Amber Michelle Parker, the American teacher who attempted to traffic her relative to Morocco for sex.
The KWTX reporter said that both Sheriffs McNamara and Jeremy Shipley warned that “this case, which has garnered attention from around the globe, should open people’s eyes to the sad reality, that not everyone is safe, that danger lies everywhere even in school even within your own home.”
Referring to human trafficking, Sheriff Shipley said, “The state should be aware that this is happening, it is real.”
In a Facebook post that KWTX displayed, one man under the name of YRider Joe defended Parker, claiming she was innocent and her visit to Morocco was only for love and pleasure.
“Hello..I am the man that Amber Parker visited in Morocco, I am going to tell to everyone that Amber Michelle is innocent, she visited me last week, we spent good time, i showed her my city, my life and introduced her to my family..we enjoyed time together,” reads the Facebook post.
Parker’s husband declared that she had been chatting with strange people on the internet.
Morocco World News contacted the US embassy in Rabat to ask whether the Facebook user, who claimed to know Amber, is also under investigation.
The embassy said it had no information on the subject.
US police arrested the former teacher on January 3. She is accused of trying to sell an underage family member online for sex with the intent to bring the minor to Morocco.
The arrest came after other family members contacted police, doubting Parker’s intentions with the girl.