Thursday, June 16, 2011
Ex-Washington guard arrested
SEATTLE -- Authorities say former Washington backup point guard Venoy Overton has been arrested in Seattle on suspicion of promoting prostitution.
Police Lt. Pat Lowery of suburban Kent says Overton was arrested Thursday.
In May, undercover officers contacted an 18-year-old woman about prostitution in an area of Kent that's known for the activity. Lowery says the woman told them her boyfriend, Overton, brought her to the area and told her to perform acts of prostitution. Police say the woman added she'd been told what to charge and had given a portion of the money to Overton.
Overton, who graduated earlier this month, was booked into jail in Kent and is expected to appear before a judge Friday. It was not immediately known if he was represented by a lawyer.