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2 California men indicted in Oahu sex-trafficking case

By Star-Advertiser staff

LAST UPDATED: 4:38 a.m. HST, Mar 22, 2013

Two men from California accused of trafficking a woman to Oahu to work as a prostitute are in custody facing prostitution and threatening charges.

An Oahu grand jury returned an indictment Thursday charging Raymond D. Doyle and Toye E. Welburn each with promoting prostitution and terroristic threatening.

State Circuit Judge Richard Perkins maintained the $250,000 bail for each men despite a request from the state to double the men’s bail.

Deputy City Prosecutor Keith Seto told Perkins the two men brought the woman to Oahu last Friday and arranged all of her “dates.” To discourage the woman from fleeing, Seto said the men showed her violent videos on a laptop computer.

One of the dates turned out to be with an undercover officer. When the officer tried to assist the woman, the defendants thought the officer was trying to steal the woman from them and threatened the officer, Seto said.

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