- Associated Press - Monday, April 4, 2016

DETROIT (AP) - Prosecutors are accusing a Detroit man of enslaving women, selling them on the Internet for sex, and taking and sharing sexually explicit photos of children.

Thirty-two-year-old Ryon Travis pleaded not guilty Monday at his arraignment in U.S. District Court. He’s charged with sex trafficking by force, fraud or coercion, and producing, possessing and transporting child pornography.

The Detroit Free Press (https://on.freep.com/1S5qdot ) reports Travis claims four women are his wives, including a 25-year-old woman who prosecutors allege was found chained to a stripper pole in his house’s living room. According to court documents, the woman said she had lived with Travis and three other women for two years, and that she was chained up for two weeks because she tried to escape.

Court documents say the woman also said Travis posted online ads advertising he had four women for sale.


Information from: Detroit Free Press, https://www.freep.com

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