A convicted felon in Las Vegas is facing charges for kidnapping a young girl and forcing her into prostitution at gunpoint. The girl managed to escape and reunite with her mother, providing the police with crucial details that led to the arrest of Corey Canton.
The incident unfolded on December 1, when the girl’s mother reported her daughter as a victim of sex trafficking. It was revealed that the girl had run away from her family, who were staying at a hotel in Las Vegas. While walking on the Las Vegas Strip, she met another girl who introduced her to Corey Canton, the second girl’s boyfriend.
According to the official report, Canton forced the girl into prostitution, threatening her with a gun and preventing her from leaving. The two girls were later paid to sleep with a man at a hotel, and Canton’s girlfriend stole money from the man. Canton then instructed the girls to offer sex services to men on the Las Vegas Strip, with prices ranging from $100 to $300.
After escaping from the motel, the girl reunited with her mother, who contacted the police. A raid of Canton’s motel room led to the discovery of the handgun mentioned by the girl. Canton, a convicted felon prohibited from owning a firearm, was apprehended at his residence and now faces a myriad of charges.
These charges include two counts of sex trafficking of a minor, assault with a deadly weapon, two counts of kidnapping of a minor, and owning a gun as a prohibited person. As of the latest update, Canton remains in jail with a bail set at $25,000 and is scheduled to appear in court on Monday. The arrest serves as a reminder of the ongoing issue of sex trafficking and exploitation, particularly in vulnerable populations such as minors.