Warrants provide details on man at center of #FlorenceCounty #humantrafficking case
Warrants provide details on man at center of Florence County human trafficking case
By WMBF News Staff | October 9, 2019 at 3:52 PM EDT - Updated October 9 at 7:53 PM
#FLORENCE COUNTYSC. (WMBF) – Newly released arrest warrants are shedding light on a man charged in connection to a Florence County human trafficking case.
#JasonRogerPope , 42, was arrested on Aug. 29 and is charged with three counts of trafficking in persons, three counts of first-degree #criminalsexualconduct , and one count each of second-degree criminal sexual conduct with a minor, promoting prostitution of a minor and kidnapping.
Arrest warrants indicate between July 2017 and July 2019, Pope forced four minor girls to perform sex acts for money at a home on Lakeview Drive in Florence County. Investigators allege Pope engaged in sex acts with these four minors.
Between Sept. 27, 2017, and Dec. 13, 2017, Pope forced a 16-year-old to engage in commercial sex acts, according to arrest warrants. Authorities say Pope threatened the victim, identified as J.H., to perform further #sexualacts for money and other things of value.
According to arrest warrants, between July 1, 2018, and Sept. 1, 2019, Pope sexually assaulted a 16-year-old, identified as A.B. Pope is accused of paying the victim for #sexacts.
Around July 7, 2019, Pope allegedly sexually assaulted a 14-year-old, identified as S.M. Warrants state again Pope paid the victim for sex acts.
According to arrest warrants, between July 1, 2019, and July 30, 2019, authorities learned through social media that Pope solicited a 17-year-old, identified as T.C., for commercial sex acts, and the victim received money and other things of value from Pope.
While not identifying a victim, investigators allege Pope held a minor in a home against her will and sexually assaulted her during that same period.
An incident report from the Florence County Sheriff’s Office states that in December 2011, deputies responded to a local hospital for a sexual misconduct call.
A 13-year-old girl told deputies that she had sex with Pope and later found out he had #AIDS.