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Published On: Tue, Jan 31st, 2017

Houston: Delanny Malveaux, Dorran Gillespie arrested in human trafficking crackdown

Ahead of the Super Bowl Houston police and state troopers were cracking down on prostitution and human trafficking in the area as several people arrested. Two men, Delanny Malveaux and Dorran Gillespie, were charged with trafficking persons, compelling prostitution and drug possession.

A tip from the National Human Trafficking hotline led officers to Baron Inn off West 34th early Saturday where they found a Phoenix woman being held hostage and forced into prostitution.

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Malveaux, 42, and Gillespie, 41, befriended the woman in mid-December while she was working at a carnival concession stand in Phoenix. In January, police said the pair invited the woman to Houston to work carnival concession stands here. It was a trap.

The woman was verbally and physically assaulted and told she would have to work as a prostitute. Police said the men then booked a room at the motel, along with another woman.

“The defendant would make her and the other female undress and they would have the other female assault the complainant with closed fists. They compelled her to ingest narcotics, cocaine and methamphetamine,” a prosecutor said during a probable cause hearing.

Prosecutor Joanne Musick painted a shocking picture of the crime scene: “Before they could even knock on the door they were coming out, so the door was open and they were able to see what was going on…”

Police said the two men forced woman to sleep on the floor and told her she would have to continue as a sex slave until she made enough money to pay for the motel room. Police said the woman was able to secretly text her ex-husband the location of the motel.

Police said he then called the Human Trafficking hotline, which called HPD. Officers immediately went to the motel.

A judge ordered Gillespie held on a $110,000 bond and Malveaux held on a $50,000 bond with a requirement for GPS tracking ankle bracelets until their trial if they can post the bail.

Harris County criminal court records show several other people have been arrested over the last week for prostitution, trafficking and compelling prostitution. A few named: Elizabeth Dees for soliciting an undercover police officer for sex  and Isaura Ortega, who was there to collect whatever money she made.

“Ortega is somebody that would accompany her and she was to give the money to Ortega,” a prosecutor told a judge.

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