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Charles Patton, 37.

MESA, AZ (3TV/CBS 5) - A Mesa man was arrested after police said he had sex with a 17-year-old runaway and let her become a prostitute.

Police said Charles Lamont Patton had been "dating" the girl since January 2019, and the girl said Patton knew about the prostitution.

According to police, the 37-year-old admitted to having sex with her and knew about prostitution ads for her on internet websites.

There were also text messages between Patton and the girl about prostitution, according to court documents. Police said the girl conducted her prostitution activities at the apartment Patton rented near Alma School Road and Southern Avenue.

In another interview, Patton said she never gave him money but she bought stuff for the apartment where they both lived.

Patton was arrested on Tuesday, June 4.

He faces one count of illegally conducting an enterprise, one count of child sex trafficking and one count of sexual conduct with a minor.

 


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Daddy

Take a moment today to appreciate the contributions to society that White people have made; the contributions of Whites to the group's heritage and culture, as well as achievements by White people, and the central role of Whites in U.S. history.

Agustus Gloop

Predjudice is an emmotional commitment to ignorance...There is only one race, it's the human race.

Daddy

Do you think my comment is prejudiced against someone? Who do you think it's prejudiced against?

Agustus Gloop

Just everybody that is not white. Who discovered America?

Amico

totally agree but his Daddy doesn't because he's full of anger

Amico

is not his

Daddy

Well, I hadn't looked at it that way Aghast. I'm not saying that I agree with you, that these words in my comment are prejudiced against people who are not White... people of a different race. I don't see why you think they prejudice against people of a different race.

Wearenotperfect

I wonder if she called him Daddy from time to time?

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