According to reports by Trib Live, Davon Allen Fuqua and a Pittsburgh woman have been charged with human trafficking, statutory sexual assault, promoting prostitution, and conspiracy by the Pennsylvania Attorney General. The woman also faces a prostitution charge.
In April of 2018, a 14-year-old girl allegedly had a seizure in a McDonald’s Restaurant on Harmer’s Freeport Road. The incident occurred following a “drug and alcohol-fueled” encounter with a still un-identified sex buyer in the New Kensington area. The Pittsburgh woman and the sex buyer allegedly left the girl alone in the restaurant after paramedics and police arrived.
According to the complaint referenced by Trib Live, Fuqua and the Pittsburgh woman “asked” the girl to get involved in commercial sex two days prior to the seizure incident. The Pittsburgh woman allegedly filmed Fuqua engaging in a sex act with the girl and sent it to a man in Butler County. The complaint also alleges that Fuqua and the Pittsburgh woman arranged for the girl to engage in commercial sex with various sex buyers and provided her with drugs and alcohol.
Authorities have arrested Fuqua and he is currently being detained at Westmoreland County Prison after failing to post $150,000 bond. A warrant was issued for the Pittsburgh woman. A preliminary hearing for the case is scheduled for June 27.
The CSE Institute applauds the Attorney General for pursuing trafficking charges against Fuqua. We hope further investigation will reveal the identities of the persons who allegedly purchased this girl for sex, as their alleged actions also qualify as trafficking under Pennsylvania’s Human Trafficking law due to the girl’s status as a minor. We will publish updates on this case as it continues to unfold.
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