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A 12-year-old girl who was a victim of sex trafficking for several weeks was rescued in Vallejo, police said. Her alleged captor was booked on human trafficking and other charges.

Vallejo police received a call at 12:18 p.m.Wednesday about a child in the 400 block of Fairgrounds Drive who was trafficked for sex. Police spotted the girl accompanied by a man police identified as Fidel Rodriguez-Navarrete, 19, of Vallejo.

The man was arrested without incident and booked into Solano County Jail. He faces multiple charges including human trafficking of a minor, sex with a minor and assault with a deadly weapon, police said.

Vallejo Police Chief Shawny Williams credited the girl with calling for help. “I applaud the juvenile survivor for having the courage and fortitude to call for help,” a statement from the chief said. “All the credit for stopping this human trafficker belongs to her.”

Police said the girl was given medical treatment and a county agency provided resources and support. She was returned to her home county, and is in the custody of social workers, officials said.

Rodriguez-Navarette is being held on $2,005,000 bail, jail records indicate. He is expected to appear in court on Wednesday.

“This despicable case of child sex trafficking and sexual assault against a minor reemphasizes the importance of victim advocacy, support and prevention in the City of Vallejo,” Williams said.

Officials ask that anyone with additional information about the matter call Detective Brian Murphy at 707-648-5430. Victims of human trafficking can contact the Solano Trauma Recovery Center at 707-603-9065 or the National Human Trafficking Hotline at 888-373-7888.

Vanessa Arredondo is a San Francisco Chronicle staff writer. Email: vanessa.arredondo@sfchronicle.com Twitter: @v_anana

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