What happened to Chauncey?

Age: 34

Chauncey met a 14-year-old runaway girl, referred to as Jane Doe, outside of a Cincinnati strip club where she worked as a dancer. He forced the girl to walk streets and also posted suggestive ads of her on prostitution websites. Chaunceytakes all of her money, and if she doesn’t meet her quota, she won’t be allowed to eat.

Last March, Cincinnati police pulled over Chauncey’s car for a broken headlight and found him and three other women, including Jane Doe inside. The officers became suspicious because Jane Doe looked extremely young and they were in an area known for its high-prostitution rates. He was arrested and Doe was identified as a missing person taken into protective custody. Chauncey was found guilty in May of one count of human trafficking and one count of pimping a minor younger than 16. He was sentenced to 17 years to life in state prison.


Thank you for coming to see Traffick at the Cincinnati Fringe Festival. We welcome you to continue the discussion on sex slavery in our community by sharing your experience in the comments.

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