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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