ANCHORAGE (KTUU) - Bail has been set for a 31-year-old Anchorage man accused of sex trafficking Alaskan women.
On May 24, Deon Damarr Daniels was indicted for multiple counts of sex trafficking, including five counts of sex trafficking in the first degree and one count of sex trafficking in the third degree. First degree sex trafficking includes inducing or causing a person to engage in prostitution through the use of force, as well as inducing or causing a person under the age of 20 years old to engage in prostitution.
Daniels' bail was set at $250,000 during his arraignment in Superior Court Friday.
A statement released by the Attorney General's office Thursday said the indictment comes as a result of an ongoing investigation by the Alaska State Troopers Special Crime Investigations Unit.
If convicted, Daniels faces a sentence of up to 99 years in prison for sex trafficking in the first degree.
Anyone with additional information, including anything about other
women who may have been forced or induced to engage in prostitution by Daniels, is encouraged to contact Lead Investigator David DeCoeur at (907) 375-6412.
Alaska law protects victims or witnesses of sex trafficking from prosecution for engaging in prostitution should they report the sex trafficking to law enforcement in good faith.