TULSA, Okla. — Tulsa police arrested a man who they said took a woman in from the street, then forced her into prostitution.
The victim reportedly told police she was walking near 41st and Yale when Gary White invited her to come to his house to use his phone and warm up.
The victim said once she was at his apartment, he became controlling and possessive of her, threatening to kill her if she left.
Police said White allegedly took her to the streets and forced her to have sex with multiple men in exchange for money. He is also suspected of raping the woman.
The woman was able to get away from White after two days and got help from police.
Tulsa vice officers said the suspect’s alleged behavior is typical of many human trafficking cases they investigate. The suspect uses a “guerrilla” approach by threatening and in some cases physically abusing their victims. The victims fear for their life or safety and are forced to do things for the suspect, usually related to prostitution.
Charges against White were filed last month, and he was arrested this week. He’s charged with rape, kidnapping, human trafficking and intimidation.
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