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Authorities are looking for a man they say forced a 15-year-old girl into prostitution and nearly beat her death.

According to police, Christopher “Crazy” Crawford forced a 15-year-old girl into prostitution after befriending her in 2007. During their friendship, the 24-year-old would beat the girl and torment her for hours if she would not follow his orders.

Police said in February, Crawford beat the victim so severely she was hospitalized and almost died.

The victim’s family attempted numerous times to get her out of her lifestyle, but she reportedly was too afraid to leave him.

Police charged Crawford on April 8 with aggravated assault and serious bodily injury. He is also a person of interest in several other unrelated assaults.

Authorities describe Crawford as 6 feet 1 inch tall and weighing about 185 pounds. He has black hair with brown eyes.

Anyone with any information is asked to call Crime Stoppers at (713)-222-8477. A reward of up to $5,000 will be given for any information that leads to an arrest.