- Associated Press - Wednesday, September 24, 2014

LUBBOCK, Texas (AP) - Lubbock police have arrested a man who they say forced his girlfriend into prostitution at their apartment when she was eight months pregnant.

The Lubbock Avalance-Journal reports (https://bit.ly/1przSat ) police charged 44-year-old Smitty Lyons last week with a first-degree felony charge of continuous human trafficking and a misdemeanor charge of promoting prostitution.

Police say an undercover officer negotiated a price for sex with the girlfriend. They say leg restraints made from electrical cords were attached to the bed.

The girlfriend tells police Lyons paid someone to post sex ads online. She says he kept all the money and threatened her when she wanted to stop prostituting.

Lyons is being held at the Lubbock jail on $255,000 bond. Online jail records didn’t indicate an attorney.

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Information from: Lubbock Avalanche-Journal, https://www.lubbockonline.com


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