Salt Lake City police on Monday arrested a man and a woman for alleged interstate sex trafficking after a woman told police she had escaped from a pimp who allegedly kidnapped her in New York City.
The investigation began Sunday night about 9:30 p.m. when the 23-year-old woman called 911, saying she had fled her abductor and was running across a parking lot at 600 S. 110 East. Officers found her hiding behind a pillar.
She told police she had been kidnapped "two to three weeks ago." According to jail documents, the man struck the woman three times, knocking her unconscious. The woman had a scar and large swollen area near her eye, police wrote.