MILWAUKEE (WITI) -- A Milwaukee man faces kidnapping, trafficking and sexual assault charges after police said he grabbed a 15-year-old girl walking toward Silver Spring Drive, forced her into his truck, drove her to a hotel and allegedly forced her to have sex with him.
Anton Veasley, 34, was arrested on May 15, and faces three counts: kidnapping; trafficking of a child; second-degree sexual assault of a child under 16.
According to a criminal complaint, the victim said she left her group home on May 14 and began walking toward Silver Spring Drive when a man she identified as Veasley pulled up in a pickup truck and began yelling at her. She said she ignored him and kept walking, but he exited his truck, approached her and reached out to grab her. She said she tried to dodge him, but he was able to force her into his front passenger seat.
The girl said he then began calling people, asking them to book him a hotel while asking the girl "if she wanted to make money." According to the complaint, he told the girl "she would have sex with men, and could set the prices herself."
The victim said at the American Inn Motel, Veasley pushed her onto a bed and forced her to have sex with him. Afterwards, she spoke to the manager who allowed her to make a call. She called friends and then went back to her group home, where she called police, the complaint said.