Monday, November 8, 2010

Police bust traveling prostitution ring

Updated: Sunday, 07 Nov 2010, 11:44 PM CST
Published : Sunday, 07 Nov 2010, 6:22 PM CST

AUSTIN (KXAN) - Austin Police said they found a teen girl claiming she was forced into prostitution outside a North Austin motel. Two people are now charged with compelling prostitution, a second degree felony.

Juliean Gauthier, 20, and Maquesta Nelson, 19, were arrested at America's Best Value Inn at 909 Koenig Lane Friday.

Police said they were called to the motel on an urgent welfare check and were met by an 18-year-old woman who said she was being forced into prostitution by Gauthier and Nelson.

A court affidavit shows Gauthier, Nelson and the teen met while the teen was traveling from New Orleans to Dallas on a Greyhound bus and later traveled to Beaumont .

In Beaumont , Gauthier, Nelson and the alleged victim engaged in consensual sexual encounters during their three day stay, according to the affidavit.? The affidavit goes on to state that Gauthier asked the teen to prostitute herself so the trio could make enough money to travel to Dallas and she agreed.

Police said Nelson then posted internet ads to get clients for the teen and that she engaged in at least four prostitution deals while in Beaumont.

Gauthier kept the money she made, the affidavit shows.? The affidavit also says Nelson engaged in prostitution too.

Following their stay in Beaumont, police said the trio traveled to Dallas where Nelson again posted internet ads to get clients.

Police said the teen engaged in several prostitution deals and Gauthier again kept the money.

The teen told police when she asked for the money, Gauthier became violent, hitting her and slamming her head into a wall, according to a court affidavit.

A court affidavit also states Gauthier recruited several more girls to prostitute while in Dallas and then traveled to Houston where internet ads were again posted.

Later, police said the traveling prostitution ring came to Austin and several girls engaged in prostitution deals.

Police said the teen tried to pack up and leave the motel, but was taken into the bathroom and slapped.? They also said she tried to call police and Gauthier threw her cell phone and broke it.

The teen was able to get? to the motel's front desk and called 911.

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