UPDATE: Man arrested for forcing woman to New Orleans at gunpoint, making her solicit sex on Bourbon Street


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UPDATE: Michael Young was arrested in the Central Business District Monday, Dec. 5. He was sitting near a Hilton hotel with a loaded gun and small amount of marijuana.

NEW ORLEANS (WGNO) – NOPD is looking for a man who’s wanted for reportedly forcing a woman to travel to New Orleans and solicit sex on Bourbon Street.

According to a news release from NOPD, the victim told police that Michael Young, 34, forced her to travel from San Antonio to New Orleans at gunpoint. When they arrived, he reportedly made her solicit sex on Bourbon Street and other areas. He threatened to shoot her when she refused to walk on Tulane Avenue.

The victim told police she was held captive from Nov. 18 until she escaped to the 700 block of Bourbon Street on Nov. 24.

Anyone with information on Young’s whereabouts is asked to call Detective Doug Butler or any Eighth District detective at 504 658-6080 or Crimestoppers at 504-822-1111 or toll-free 1-877-903-STOP.


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