A criminal complaint charging three Galveston residents has been unsealed alleging they engaged in a conspiracy to traffic minors for sexual purposes and financial gain, announced U.S. Attorney Kenneth Magidson.
The criminal complaint was filed under seal April 21, 2015, and charges Charles Devan Fulton Sr., 39, Charmell Potts, 32, and Dominque Warner, 23. It was unsealed in Galveston federal court today as Warner was ordered into custody pending further criminal proceedings. Potts was previously ordered into custody where she will also remain. Fulton is considered a fugitive and a warrant remains outstanding for his arrest.
Fulton is alleged to have coerced several young females into prostitution. The victims were advertised on websites commonly known for publicizing commercial sex. The complaint further alleges that Fulton would not rent rooms himself; therefore, Potts and Warner would do so at area hotels to use for prostitution involving the young girls. The complaint also alleges Warner would drive the girls to the locations, wait until they were finished, then drive them back to Fulton’s residence in Galveston. Potts also drove the girls and would keep some of the monies earned, according to the complaint. Fulton would allegedly keep the remainder of all of the monies the victims earned.
A reward of up to $5000 is being offered by the FBI and Crime Stoppers for information that leads to the arrest of Fulton.
Anyone with information about his whereabouts is asked to call the Houston office of the FBI at 713-693-5000 or call Crime Stoppers of Houston at 713-222-TIPS (8477). Text TIP610 plus your tip to CRIMES (274637) or visit www.crime-stoppers.org. All tipsters remain anonymous.