- Associated Press - Friday, March 6, 2015

FARGO, N.D. (AP) - A man accused of forcing women into prostitution in the North Dakota oil patch is facing new charges in federal court.

Keith Graves, also known as Chris Woods, had pleaded not guilty earlier to six counts of sex trafficking by force or coercion. An updated indictment charges him with distribution of methamphetamine, possession of a control substance, and an additional sex trafficking count.

Graves is accused of running a prostitution ring out of area hotels and raping a woman he was recruiting multiple times.

Graves was one of the main subjects of “The Overnighters,” a documentary that follows a Lutheran pastor who opened up his Williston church and parking lot to oil workers with nowhere to stay.

A federal public defender could not be immediately reached for comment.



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