Man charged with forcing prostitution

A Woodburn man has been arrested in connection with a case that involved forcing a woman to pretend to be a prostitute in order to rob her 'john.'

Jose Manuel Maldonado, 30, is facing charges of robbery, compelling prostitution, unlawful use of a weapon and theft.

According to a probable cause statement, Maldonado told his female friend he needed money, and threatened her if she did not agree to meet a man for $50 in exchange for sexual favors.

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