UPDATE: No release for human trafficking suspect in ND

UPDATED Friday, June 27, 2014 --- 7:46 a.m.

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) -- A Wisconsin man accused of bringing females to the North Dakota oil patch and forcing them into prostitution will remain behind bars while his case proceeds.

Federal Magistrate Judge Charles Miller on Thursday ruled that 31-year-old Levell Durr is a risk to the community and a flight risk.

Durr faces a human trafficking charge. Authorities allege that he used drugs and physical violence to keep the females compliant and at one point kept a girl in a dog kennel for days for breaking one of his rules. He was arrested in Bismarck last week.

Durr's next court hearing was not immediately scheduled.

Copyright 2014: Associated Press

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Posted: Tuesday, June 24, 2014 --- 6:29 a.m.

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) -- A Wisconsin man is accused of bringing females to North Dakota against their will to engage in prostitution.

Thirty-one-year-old Levell Durr faces a human trafficking charge in federal court. He appeared in court Monday, and Magistrate Judge Charles Miller ruled that he was eligible for a public defender and scheduled a detention hearing for Thursday.

An affidavit by FBI Special Agent Bruce Bennett alleges that Durr has been trafficking females since at least April, using drugs to keep them compliant.

The Bismarck Tribune reports that police acting on a tip arrested Durr on Friday at a Bismarck hotel.

Copyright 2014: Associated Press


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