LOS ANGELES (CBS) — A Long Beach was arraigned Monday in federal court after being indicted by a grand jury with sex trafficking and forced labor charges.
Roshaun, also known as “Kevin,” Nakia Porter, 36, was indicted on April 25.
Porter, of Long Beach, was busted during in an undercover sting by the FBI and the Santa Ana Police Department, the FBI said.
“During the sting, detectives encountered five females who claimed that Porter was forcing them to work as prostitutes,” officials said.
Porter is accused of operating a prostitution ring in Orange County and meeting potential victims by placing ads on craigslist.com or seekingarrangements.com, according to the FBI.
Porter would lie to his victims about engaging in a romantic relationship with them and then “forced them to work as prostitutes.”
The complaint also alleges that Porter would charge customers between “$100.00 for fifteen minutes to $300.00 for 60 minutes for illicit sex, and that all of the proceeds were provided by the victims to Porter.”
Porter would threaten his prostitutes and their families if they tried to leave him, the complaint said.
Porter was denied bail at a detention hearing. A trial date was set for June 19.