BOSSIER PARISH, La. (KTAL/KMSS) — An East Texas man is facing charges after undercover Bossier Parish deputies say they caught him trying to “pimp out” a woman at a hotel Monday.
According to the Bossier Parish Sheriff’s Office, 30-year-old Dramain Green of Longview, Texas is charged with pandering, promoting prostitution, human trafficking, and possession of marijuana following an investigation by BPSO’s police narcotics and vice task force.
BPSO says the case stemmed from an online ad for prostitution, advertising sex for pay at a local hotel. On Monday, June 23, an undercover agent met with a woman posing as a prostitute and the agent quickly realized she did not want to be there and that he was going to be her first “customer.”
Agents say they approached Green who was in the parking lot and took him into custody without incident. Green admitted to authorities that he was “pimping” out the victim, talking to johns, renting rooms, and driving her around.
When interviewing the woman, BPSO learned that Green direct messaged her on Facebook Messenger a few days earlier, offering to take her on dates, buy her things, and even travel with her.
The victim sent Green private photos, but he then posted them on a website commonly used for prostitution in Bossier Parish and began setting up deals without her knowledge or permission.
Deputies say the woman told them she was scared to leave Green because he physically assaulted her and he knew all of her personal information and her family’s. She also said that Green was getting ready to take her to Texas to continue pimping her out.
The victim was put in contact with Purchased: Not for Sale, to receive counseling and assistance. BPSO says their mission is to help women and children experiencing sexual exploitation and sex trafficking. Green was booked into the Bossier Maximum Security Facility where he faces a $40,000 bond.
“While we live in a good parish here in Bossier, the sad reality is that people are being exploited for sex around the nation and here in northwest Louisiana,” said BPSO Sheriff Julian Whittington.
“Most of these victims have no hope or means to get out of these situations, and partnering with these task forces allows us to combine our federal, state, and local efforts to combat human trafficking.”
Anyone who feels they are being trafficked can call the Bossier Sheriff’s Office at (318) 965-2203, a local law enforcement agency, or the National Human Trafficking Hotline at 1-888-373-7888.
“Just like in the case of this young lady forced into trafficking who is now receiving help by our undercover agents, we encourage others with these words: There is hope…there is help.”