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Long Beach man indicted for allegedly luring women on Craigslist and forcing them into sex trafficking

Santa Ana Police Department

Roshaun "Kevin" Nakia Porter

Federal prosecutors today announced the indictment of a Long Beach man accused of meeting women on Craigslist in order to force them into being his prostitutes.

Roshaun Nakia Porter, who also goes by Kevin, operated a prostitution ring in Orange County -- and filled its ranks by luring vulnerable women into relationships with him, then threatening them and their families -- according to a government press release.

Porter, 36, allegedly met the women by placing ads on Craigslist and SeekingArrangement.com. He let them believe he was interested in a normal monogamous relationship, then pressed them into becoming sex traffickers, prosecutors say.

He was arraigned Monday in federal court after being indicted by a federal grand jury. Porter is charged with two counts of sex trafficking by coercion and two counts of forced labor, and faces life in prison if convicted.

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