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ST. LOUIS, MO (KTVI) – A Ferguson activist who is part of the “Black Lives Matter” movement — is arrested and charged with human trafficking and prostitution.

According to court records, Charles Wade, was arrested in April for allegedly hiring out a 17 year old girl for sex in Maryland. The operation was discovered by undercover agents.

Wade runs Operation Help or Hush, a non-profit created during the Ferguson unrest. Last September he began crowd funding a center for children and youth near Ferguson and Dellwood.

Wade said he was asked to help the woman, who claimed she was 20, to find an emergency shelter.