Guess his pimp hand is stronger than his jump shot…
Former University of Washington basketball player Venoy Overton has been arrested for investigation of second-degree promoting prostitution, according to Kent police.
Overton was arrested Thursday in South Seattle. Police had probable cause to arrest Overton, who has not been charged with the felony offense, according to a source.
According to a news release, police detectives began their investigation of Overton in May, when undercover officers contacted an 18-year-old woman on Pacific Highway South. Officers learned that she had been brought to the area by her boyfriend, who directed her to perform acts of prostitution, the release said. She identified her boyfriend as Overton, according to police.
The woman also told officers that she had been given specific instructions of what sex acts to perform and what to charge, and had given a portion of the money she received to Overton, the release said. The woman further disclosed that she had been brought to the area to prostitute on two other occasions.
“This investigation and arrest highlights the need to continue to aggressively investigate and enforce the laws regarding human trafficking offenses” Kent police Lt. Pat Lowery said in the news release.
Overton is now being held at the Kent Corrections Center and is likely to appear before a judge on Friday.
Apparently this isn’t Overton’s only sex related crime this year.
The arrest is Overton’s second run-in with the law this year. He was charged March 8 with supplying alcohol to a minor, a gross misdemeanor, in connection with an incident involving two 16-year-old girls he met online.
In that incident, Seattle police said Overton met with the two girls on Jan. 8 and took them to his sister’s apartment in South Seattle. Police said Overton, 22, furnished the girls with alcohol and had sex with both.
King County prosecutors declined to file charges against him in connection with the alleged sex acts, citing the age of consent, which in Washington is 16, questions about the girl’s account and contradictory statements from witnesses.
Police launched an investigation after one of the girls told police she felt pressured to have sex with Overton because he was a UW basketball player.
Having sex with girls online, underage girls at that. Then you convince your smut-bag “girlfriend” to start selling poon-tang in the streets of Seattle? You sir, are a premium piece of sh*t and there is a special place in jail and hell for guys like you. Enjoy your view…