A Pasco man is locked up after he had tried to force a woman into prostitution because they were broke. Alfred C. Artis is being held on $25,000 on charges of suspicion of second-degree rape and first-degree promoting prostitution. According to reports, Artis told the woman that " “needed more money and that she needed to start pulling her own weight,” and then gave her numbers of men she should call and hoe herself out too.

When the woman refused, he held her against her will and raped her multiple times for punishment. Artis has a prior criminal record that includes promoting prostitution in 1993 and delivering drugs in 1994.