Venoy Overton Pleads Not Guilty To Pimping Charges

Ex-University of Washington point guard Venoy Overton has pleaded not guilty to allegations that he pimped an 18-year-old young woman.

Kent vice officers looking for a 14-year-old runaway thought to be working as a prostitute on Pacific Highway South arrested the 18-year-old on May 20. The young woman eventually told police she was working for Overton, whom she described as her boyfriend of three months.

Prosecutors contend Overton played on the young woman’s feelings for him in order to get her to work the streets for his financial benefit.