- Associated Press - Wednesday, August 19, 2015

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) - A man who was featured in a documentary in the North Dakota oil patch has been arraigned for the third time on sex trafficking charges.

The Bismarck Tribune reports (https://bit.ly/1Llw6A0 ) 39-year-old Keith Graves has pleaded not guilty to an additional count of sex trafficking by force or coercion.

In all, the latest superseding indictment charges Graves with eight counts of sex trafficking by force or coercion, and one count each of obstruction, distribution of methamphetamine and possession of a controlled substance.

Authorities say Graves beat some of his victims and forced at least one woman to perform sex acts on him.

Graves was one of the main subjects in “The Overnighters,” which won an award at the 2014 Sundance Film Festival. It followed a pastor who opened his church to homeless oil workers.

Graves is representing himself.

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Information from: Bismarck Tribune, https://www.bismarcktribune.com


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