Rapper kept 12 women, girls in home for prostitution, prosecutors say

HOUSTON, Texas -- A Houston rapper has been charged with sex trafficking.

Authorities say Aryion Jackson is charged with aggravated promotion of prostitution.

Prosecutors say the 21-year-old housed up to 12 girls and women inside a northeast Houston home.

Jackson has a lengthy criminal record. He was arrested on an unrelated charge in Jefferson County.

KTRK-TV found a sample of his music on Soundcloud and video of him rapping on his Instagram account.

It's the same account that's part of a lengthy charging document in which Jackson is accused of forcing girls into prostitution.

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The women would work a strip of road along Bissonnet in Houston, selling their bodies for anywhere from $100 to $300 per act. One woman alleges Jackson ordered them to bring in $1,000 a day or face consequences. One of the girls was as young as 14 years old.

One woman claims he pulled a gun on her at this recording studio and threatened to shoot her if she didn't do as he told her.

He is currently being held in the Jefferson County Jail.
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