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Man arrested in prostitution sting

Posted - Apr. 5, 2010 at 1:31 p.m.



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SALT LAKE CITY -- A Utah man could face felony kidnapping charges for allegedly forcing a California woman to work as a prostitute in Utah.

According to the Deseret News, Donnell Jackson, 25, is one of four people taken into custody by Salt Lake City police as part of a prostitution sting Wednesday night. Officers also arrested three women at the Royal Garden Inn, 154 W. 600 South.

One 20-year-old woman told investigators she was lured to Utah under promises of work as a stripper. Instead, she says Jackson forced her into prostitution.

Police booked Jackson into the Salt Lake County Jail on suspicion of kidnapping and aiding in prostitution.

Jail records indicate he was involved in Internet prostitution and transported three women from California to Utah. Police had identified only one victim as of Friday.

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