An Atlanta man will now face federal charges he was involved in a sex trafficking ring after a local arrest.
Khari Matthew “King Black” Troutman was arrested on related charges last month on kidnapping, promoting prostitution and domestic assault after a woman told police he transported her from Silver Spring, Md., to Chattanooga to prostitute her.
State charges against Troutman were dismissed today when the victim failed to show for a preliminary hearing but Troutman faces a federal hearing Wednesday here.
It is Times Free Press policy not to identify alleged victims of sex crimes.
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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 ...