INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — A prosecutor says an Indianapolis man has been arrested under the human trafficking statute recently strengthened by the General Assembly.
A judge entered not guilty pleas Thursday for 29-year-old James Martin on charges of promoting human trafficking, two counts of promoting prostitution, and sexual misconduct with a minor. He was being held on $150,000 bond. It wasn't clear whether he had an attorney.
Marion County Prosecutor Terry Curry says the law enhanced in January was used to arrest Martin on Saturday for having a 14-year-old runaway have sex for $200 a session. The girl's mother secretly arranged an appointment at an Indianapolis motel in which an undercover detective posed as the customer.
The girl told police she had sex with several customers last week and had had sex with Martin