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Memphis Man Arrested in West Palm Beach for Sex Trafficking

A Memphis man was arrested in West Palm Beach early Saturday for alleged human trafficking.

Last Friday, detectives with the Palm Beach County Sheriff’s Office responded to the LaQuinta Hotel on Okeechobee Blvd. in regard to a human trafficking complaint.

Upon arrival, detectives discovered that an 18-year-old woman was being held against her will.

They determined soon afterward that the suspect, 30-year-old Derrion Kirby, had traveled through several states with at least two female victims, arranging sexual encounters and then taking all the money.

Courtesy: Palm Beach Sheriff’s Office

Kirby would allegedly threaten violence and withhold the victims’ documents as a means of controlling them.

Derrion Kirby was ultimately charged with two counts of sex trafficking, as well as two counts of deriving proceeds of prostitution.

He was booked into the Palm Beach County Jail on Saturday, and was scheduled to make his first appearance in front of a Palm Beach County judge on Sunday morning.