published Monday, August 19th, 2013

Man guilty of kidnapping in Chattanooga sex traffic operation sentenced

A 31-year-old man will spend the next two years in prison on a kidnapping conviction related to a multi-state prostitution operation.

Khari "King Black" Troutman was sentenced to 27 months in prison this morning by U.S. District Judge Harry S. "Sandy" Mattice.

Troutman apologized and took responsibility for charges that he held a Maryland woman against her will here while she worked for him as a prostitute.

For more, see tomorrow's Times Free Press.

about Todd South...

Todd South covers courts, poverty, technology, military and veterans for the Times Free Press. He has worked at the paper since 2008 and previously covered crime and safety in Southeast Tennessee and North Georgia. Todd’s hometown is Dodge City, Kan. He served five years in the U.S. Marine Corps and deployed to Iraq before returning to school for his journalism degree from the University of Georgia. Todd previously worked at the Anniston (Ala.) Star. Contact ...

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