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*Vacaville Man Sean Grant Arrested For Human Trafficking,False Imprisonment

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Vacaville police on Thursday arrested a man suspected of imprisoning a 23-year-old woman in a Peabody Road apartment and forcing her to work as a prostitute.Sgt. Charlie Spruill said 24-year-old Sean Grant also is suspected of transporting the woman to locations in Alameda and Contra Costa counties for prostitution. Grant was arrested on 10 charges including assault with a deadly weapon, human trafficking, false imprisonment and kidnapping. He is being held in Solano County jail under $150,000 bail and will be arraigned Tuesday afternoon in Solano County Superior Court.Police went to the apartment in the 500 block of Peabody Road after the woman called police around 11 a.m. Thursday. The woman had scratches and other injuries on her neck from being strangled, and other bruises and injuries on her torso, arms and legs from beatings with wooden poles that resembled bamboo, Spruill said.When police arrived, Grant began punching a wall inside the apartment, and then jumped out of a second-story window in an attempt to escape, Spruill said.Grant also was arrested for violating a court order that police believe prohibited him from contacting the victim, Spruill said. Police are working with other law enforcement agencies to see if there are additional victims in other counties forced into prostitution by Grant, Spruill said.Spruill said Grant is suspected of using threats and repeatedly beating the victim to physically and emotionally control her. The woman tried to escape from Grant several times previously, Spruill said. She was occasionally left alone for very short periods of time and managed to sneak a call in to police Thursday, Spruill said.Grant also was arrested for domestic violence, criminal threats, resisting police, procuring a person for prostitution and dissuading a witness.

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