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Overton charged

Former Washington backup point guard Venoy Overton was charged Friday in King County Superior Court with promoting prostitution, a felony. Overton is being held in jail on $150,000 bail and will be arraigned June 30, the prosecutor’s office said. Overton was arrested in south Seattle after a police investigation that began in May when undercover Kent officers stopped a suspected 18-year-old prostitute. She told them Overton was her boyfriend. “She said it was her boyfriend’s idea and stated he had ‘pushed’ her to do it despite her telling him she didn’t want to,” according to court documents. “He told her she won’t have to do it anymore once he made it in the ‘league’ (NBA or overseas basketball league).” – Associated Press


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