Boise Police Department
News Release

Michael F. Masterson
Chief of Police


Contact: Lynn Hightower
Communications Director
570-6180

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Thursday, June 26, 2014

Human Trafficking Arrest, Las Vegas man accused of bringing women to Boise, forcing them into prostitution

Boise Police were called to a hotel on the 2600 block of West Airport Way Wednesday, June 25 at 9:06 a.m.  Information initially provided to officers indicated prostitution was occurring and that force and coercion against the women acting as prostitutes may also be involved. 

Officers arrived at the hotel and located several rooms believed to be connected to the report. Officers questioned several people and eventually  obtained a search warrant for the rooms. During their investigation, officers found evidence of prostitution and that the suspect,  Aaron had used coercion and threats against the women involved. 

Arrested: Roderich H. Aaron, 32, Las Vegas

Charged: Human Trafficking (F), Trafficking Prostitution (F), Procurement of Prostitution (F), Detention for Prostitution (F) 

"We know that it is not uncommon for people to be forced , manipulated and coerced into life as a prostitute. Instead of criminals, these people may actually be victims of crimes, as we believe they are in this case,” said Sgt, Mark Barnett of the Boise Police Criminal Investigation Division.

"If people are aware of this activity occurring, it’s important they report it to law enforcement. There are many reasons that the victims themselves are often not able to come forward.” Said Sgt. Barnett.

Officers have offered support services, including safe shelter to the women involved in this case.