Baton Rouge police and fire briefs for April 1, 2014

BR man, 34, booked in sex trafficking case

A 34-year-old man accused of bringing a woman from Florida to Louisiana to prostitute her was arrested Sunday after she fled from the hotel room where they stayed and, with the aid of a security guard, contacted law enforcement.

East Baton Rouge Parish sheriff’s deputies booked Troy Dewayne Johnson, 5958 Cadillac St., Apt. 11042, Baton Rouge, into Parish Prison on counts of human trafficking and simple possession of marijuana.

Deputies responded to a disturbance in the lobby of the Marriott Residence Inn, 10333 N. Mall Drive, at about 4:20 a.m. Sunday, and found Johnson and the victim arguing, the affidavit of probable cause says.

She said Johnson had forced her into prostitution after bringing her to Baton Rouge from Florida, the affidavit says.

He gave her a phone once they checked into the hotel room and told her to call some of his “old friends” to “work them.”

He even created a Back page.com account using another woman’s photos, the affidavit says.

The victim told investigators she made three dates and received about $4,000, which she claimed she was forced to give Johnson.

She also said she didn’t leave because she feared for her life, the affidavit says.

Johnson claimed he bought her several items and paid her for sex, but she refused, the affidavit says.

He also said several times that he was not a pimp and was not involved in trafficking.

Deputies said multiple confidential informants told them Johnson had been trafficking women from Baton Rouge and Florida as prostitutes, the affidavit says.

Johnson also told police he is a Cherokee Indian, so he is not governed by state laws.

He also threatened to sue the deputy, place a curse on the deputy and called the deputy a racist, the affidavit says.

Second person accused in LSU video voyeurism

LSU Police issued an arrest warrant Friday for a second person accused of filming a couple having sex in an LSU dorm suite bathroom on March 23.

Xavien Rafael Riascos, 18, 15639 Mira Monte Drive, Houston, is wanted on counts of video voyeurism, the arrest warrant states.

Police arrested the first suspect, Asa Baker, 18, 3223 Redwood Drive, Alexandria, on Friday and booked him into Parish Prison on counts of video voyeurism.

When questioned by detectives about the incident, Baker said they heard what sounded like a woman “in danger” early that morning, the warrant says. When they checked, they saw two people having sex and pulled out their cellphones to film it.

Baker told detectives the couple “had no expectation of privacy”; however, the victim said the door to the dorm suite and the stall to the bathroom were closed at the time, the warrant says.

Baker told detectives he posted the video on Instagram, a social media image and video sharing application, only to remove it from his account 20 minutes later, the warrant says.

When police contacted Riascos about the video, he said repeatedly that “there is no video,” despite police having obtained a copy, the warrant says.

Authorities book two on suspicion of DWI

Authorities arrested at least two people suspected of driving while intoxicated in East Baton Rouge Parish and booked them into Parish Prison between 2:30 p.m. Sunday and 2:30 p.m. Monday, booking records show.

Those booked and the counts against them:

  • Ariel Fusilier, 20, 2167 Beaver Road, Ville Platte, second-offense DWI, careless operation and disobeying a red light.
  • Quentin Jones, 30, 1408 Alabama St., Monroe, first-offense DWI, improper lane usage and vehicle negligent injuring.

Compiled from staff reports. To talk to a crime reporter at The Advocate, call (225) 388-0369.