A 31-year-old Atlanta man pleaded not guilty in federal court today to charges he transported a Maryland woman to two states for prostitution.
Khari Matthew "King Black" Troutman now faces a May 7 trial date after his Jan. 19 arrest.
State prosecutors turned the case over to federal agents earlier this month. If found guilty, Troutman will face more severe penalties in federal court for alleged sex trafficking.
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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 ...