Raleigh police charge man with human trafficking involving 17-year-old

From staff reportsOctober 28, 2013 

— Police arrested a man early Monday on a human trafficking charge, saying he kept a minor in sexual servitude for a week earlier this month, and with using a handgun to rob a woman of an iPad and a cell phone two weeks ago.

Kewon Tremayne Perry, 20, was arrested at his home at 604 Rawls Dr. in Raleigh.

An arrest warrant alleging the human trafficking felony said it happened between Oct. 1 and 7.

Police spokesman Jim Sughrue said the case involved prostitution of a 17-year-old female victim.

State law says that someone is guilty of human trafficking if he or she “knowingly recruits, entices, harbors, transports, provides, or obtains by any means another person with the intent that the other person be held in involuntary servitude or sexual servitude.”

The law also says that for this crime, any victim under 18 is considered a minor.

The warrant charging robbery with a dangerous weapon said the theft of an iPad and a cell phone happened on Oct. 14.

Perry was being held in lieu of $450,000 bail for a court appearance Monday afternoon.

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