Who is Steven Hurry? Man arrested for sex trafficking housekeeper after neighbor noticed something 'off'

Who is Steven Hurry? Man arrested for sex trafficking housekeeper after neighbor noticed something 'off'
Steven Hurry and the victim had been living together since May last year (Scottsdale Police)

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SCOTTSDALE, ARIZONA: Police arrested a man from Arizona on suspicion of trafficking soon after a neighbor reported something "off". According to Scottsdale Police, a neighbor saw Steven Hurry and the female victim screaming in front of the man's house and thought something was "off" between them. The woman confessed Hurry was trafficking her over the course of the police investigation into the event. 

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As Fox News reported, Hurry was arrested on charges of sex trafficking, pandering, sexual abuse, aggravated assault, assault, criminal damage, and disorderly behavior. The man and the victim had been living together since May, as per police court docs filed to the court. She started working as a housekeeper and lived in California until Hurry urged her to leave with him on May 25 to go to Arizona and make some money. 

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Who is Steven Hurry?

Hurry allegedly persuaded the victim to let him take her picture for an advertisement he was planning to make in which she would be made available to other people for sexual activities while they were both staying in Tucson. "She described making $700 the first time for sexual intercourse in 20 minutes with an unknown male subject, and the defendant took the entire $700. After this, the defendant collected the victim's birth certificate, social security card and other forms of ID and credentials and secured them in a box," police added that she never had access to the box in the court documents, as cited by Fox.

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While the victim and Hurry were in Tuscon, the victim was made to have sex with guys for money, and Hurry would beat her if she didn't have enough money or didn't put it where he wanted it. Late in November, both relocated to Scottsdale and stayed at the Roadway Inn. "The defendant created and posted ads containing the victim's photographs and advertising sex in the exchange of money, which included $350 per hour for full sex or a quick visit, 15 minutes, for $120," police stated.

As per police, Hurry allegedly recorded and saved the sexual interactions that would happen four to six times per week on a hard drive and both later moved the victim into an Airbnb in Scottsdale. The victim reportedly said Hurry she "couldn't take anymore," did not want to continue the commercial sex, and wanted to leave on December 26 since he was having car issues and needed the money to fix them. 

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'Neighbor dialed 911'

Hurry became enraged and approached the victim in the kitchen because she had not tallied the money she had collected from a "customer" that day. When the victim began to yell back at Hurry as he began to yell at her, the neighbor heard them both and dialed 911. Hurry reportedly grabbed the woman, threw her up against the refrigerator, and pulled her up before the police came. Despite having trouble breathing, she claims she never lost consciousness. To get him to stop, the victim ultimately had to engage in a sex act.

Officers arrived at the home soon after Hurry had departed to service his car, but he was found nearby and confirmed to officers that an argument had taken place. He denied the abuse, though, and refused to respond to inquiries about sex trafficking. However, a nurse captured symptoms of physical assault on the victim, and Hurry was arrested and his cell phone seized by Scottsdale Police. The victim also told police that she was raped by Hurry on Christmas Day. She stated that she wished to leave Hurry, but that he possessed all of her documentation and money. 

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'Exchanged text messages'

According to the authorities, Hurry and the victim exchanged texts about setting up "dates" with men in exchange for cash. The texts contained information about the time, date, sex act, and amount of money Hurry wanted to collect. "A written document laying out the details between master and slave was located in the defendant's computer bag. The document was not signed but the victim later advised she sent him a contact via email because she had her location services turned off on her cell phone and he became extremely angry," police stated as per Fox News. "Also in the computer bag was a copy of the victim's marriage license. She had no idea how he had the information or got the document."

At the Airbnb, a USB drive with recordings of the sex acts made by Hurry was discovered and the victim said she never gave her permission to be recorded. "The state is requesting the defendant be held on a $150,000 bond," police stated. "The defendant inflicted physical, mental harm and forced the victim to engage in sex acts for monetary gain."

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