SEATTLE -- Former Husky basketball player Venoy Overton was arrested and faces charges for allegedly pimping a woman as a prostitute.
Kent Police detectives revealed some of the details Thursday of the investigation, after Overton was arrested in South Seattle.
In May, Kent Police contacted an 18-year-old woman on Pacific Highway South for prostitution, detectives said. She told them she was there because her boyfriend dropped her off and told her to perform sex acts for money. She said he had dropped her off there twice before, and said her boyfriend was Venoy Overton.
Detectives said the woman continued, telling them she had specific instructions on how much to charge, and what acts to perform. She said she gave some of the money she earned to Overton.
Other evidence was obtained pointing to Overton, detectives said.
Overton is currently in the Kent Corrections Center. He is scheduled to appear in court for a first appearance on Friday. Overton faces five years in jail if convicted on the second degree Promoting Prostitution charge, as well as a $10,000 fine.
Overton was investigated by Seattle Police this year after a 16-year-old girl claimed she was raped by the University of Washington basketball player. She said she met him online, and felt pressure to have sex with him because he was a college athlete.
Overton was eventually charged with supplying alcohol to a minor in that case.