A Las Vegas man faces sex trafficking charges after a Central Valley woman said he stole $ 400 from her and then told her she was going to work for him as a prostitute.
Las Vegas police said Dwayne Davenport Jr., 27, was arrested on February 10 in the West Tropicana Avenue area and South Arville Street area during a traffic obstruction. The arrest came after a woman who worked as a prostitute on Tropicana Avenue said a man walked up to her the night before and asked her to get into his Lexus with temporary Texan tags.
The man, whom police identified as Davenport, told her she had to “break with him,” which police say means that she has to pay him money that she earned through prostitution.
“(The woman) said she was scared about Davenport’s actions and paid $ 400,” police said.
The woman was then taken to a nearby hotel room in Tropicana. When she entered, she found that the room was occupied by six other women.
“Davenport started telling her it was his property and was only now working for him,” police said. “Davenport said she would travel with Davenport and work as a prostitute in various cities and states.”
The woman said she eventually snuck out of the room and contacted the police the next day.
Davenport was arrested in a vehicle with three women in “provocative clothing,” police said. Davenport is charged with sex trafficking, robbery and second degree kidnapping.
A court visit is scheduled for March 2nd at the Las Vegas Justice Court.
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