Man Arrested After Alleged Pimping Victim Escapes

A Sacramento man has been arrested for the alleged pimping of a Redding woman. On Tuesday Redding Police were called to Hinkle's Market for a woman who had apparently escaped from a nearby apartment. She had been reported as a missing person the previous day, and prior to that friends had become concerned about a change in her behavior. After police picked her up from Hinkle's she told them that she had been held against her will, physically and sexually assaulted, and forced to engage in prostitution from Sacramento to Stockton and then back in Redding. She identified the pimp as 20-year-old Stevie Lee Boston of Sacramento. She said he was still at the apartment on Market Street above Boardmart, and said another woman was there in the same situation she was in. Officers checked the apartment and found it empty but it looked like a struggle had taken place. The other woman's car was found parked nearby with a bullet hole in the driver's side door. The car is registered to a woman who was reported missing from Emeryville on May 21st. The investigation led to an apartment in West Sacramento, which was raided by a Sacramento Police SWAT Team Thursday. Boston was there and was arrested without a fight. He has a long history of gang and gun related crimes and was already a wanted parolee. While officers were at the Sacramento apartment the second woman showed up. She was interviewed and released. Boston is being held without bail.