California Man Sentenced on Sex and Drug Trafficking Charges

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A California man has been sentenced on sex and drug trafficking charges. 
Montay Maurice Knight, 35, was sentenced to six years and seven months on charges of Transportation for Illegal Sexual Activity and Conspiracy to Distribute and Possess with intent to Distribute a Controlled Substance.
This case came to the attention of law enforcement on March 4, 2017, when the
Bismarck Police Department responded to the My Place hotel when, an adult female,
called 911 and reported that her boyfriend, Montay Knight, had hit, choked and
threatened to kill her. 
The victim said that approximately three months into her
relationship with Knight, Knight began asking her for money that she earned by engaging
in commercial sex acts after she met him.
 The victim further stated she had been
“working” for Knight in California by engaging in commercial sex acts. All the money 
she earned from the commercial sex acts went to Knight. 
The victim said Knight traveled to North Dakota for the purpose of selling drugs. 
Knight then directed her to put an advertisement on
Backpage.com for Bismarck, ND, to see what type of response the advertisement would
receive. 
Because of the number of responses to the victim’s Backpage.com
advertisement, Knight instructed the victim to come to Bismarck, ND.
Knight was arrested for aggravated assault and during a search four thousand Dollars in cash was found and seized.  
           This case was investigated by the Bismarck Police Department, Department of 
Homeland Security.  

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