Alleged pimp indicted, accused of beating prostituted woman who wanted to quit

A man accused of beating a prostitute who wanted out of the business has been indicted by a grand jury.

Demarion Keyes was indicted Thursday on charges of kidnapping, first-degree assault, and promoting prostitution.

According to court documents, less than a week ago Demarion Keyes,pulled up to the corner of Kalakaua and Seaside Avenue in a cab and forced a woman, who later said she was a prostitute working for Keyes, into the car.

Police say a short time later the two were in Keyes home on Lewers street. Court documents explain how Keyes told the victim if she left he’d beat her.

According to the victim she said she was done working for Keyes. She says he then repeatedly punched, slapped, choked, and struck her with a belt to the point where she says she lost consciousness.

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