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Sex Trafficking Suspects Busted in Bossier

A prostitution sting conducted by the Bossier Parish Sheriff’s Office has led the rescue of several sex trafficking victims. During an undercover operation at the Village Square apartments, an agent discovered 5 women who were allegedly forced into prostitution and brought to Louisiana against their will from Little Rock, Arkansas.

The agent was in the living room of an apartment, negotiating sex for money with one of the women. The agent heard noises from one of the bedrooms and upon further investigation, discovered four more women and two men.

Two of the women were 18, one of which was still in High School. The others were 19. Purchased, a local organization that helps victims of sex trafficking, is helping the 18 year olds. The 19 year old women refused help. The women claim they were brought to Bossier against their will in the back of a U-Haul truck.

Investigators were able to arrest 6 men who were involved on a bevy of charges including human trafficking, drug possession and promoting prostitution.

  • Gary Jackson, 23, of Little Rock, charged with human trafficking, pandering, promoting prostitution, money laundering, and racketeering.  Bond set at $170,000.
  • Keith A. Pruiett, 21, of Little Rock, charged with human trafficking and promoting prostitution.  Bond set at $150,000.
  • Zaccheaeus Butler, 27, also of Little Rock, but with an address of the 1700 block in Shreveport, charged with human trafficking, promoting prostitution, possession of marijuana, and possession of drug paraphernalia.  Bond set at $151,000.
  • Fletcher L. Berkley, 24, also of Little Rock, but with an address of the 2600 block of Village Lane in Bossier City, charged with human trafficking, promoting prostitution, possession of marijuana, and possession of drug paraphernalia.  Bond set at $151,000.
  • Antwan D. Lay, 18, of the 2600 block of Village Lane in Bossier City, charged with letting premises for prostitution.  Bond set at $15,000.
  •  Bailey C. Gibbs, 19, of Little Rock, charged with prostitution.  Bond set at $1,000.

 

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