‘Pimpin’ ain’t easy’: Man who allegedly forced woman into prostitution in Waco received sex payments via CashApp

WACO, TX (KWTX) – Aaron Carter, 28, remains in jail in the McLennan County Jail on charges he forced a woman into prostitution and made thousands of dollars in sex payments through the Cash App, a criminal complaint obtained by state KWTX.

On March 3, a witness contacted an investigator with the sheriff’s office to report that a woman he knew had been the victim of sex trafficking. In a written statement, the witness claimed that the victim “became more and more distant since the relationship with Aaron Carter.” The witness further claimed that the victim had several concussions, which he claimed were from work, but the witness believed that he had been hit by Carter.

The witness also told the investigator that he found out the victim was on escort sites and when confronted, the victim said someone else was using his photos and “he has no control over it.”

According to the complaint, the witness and her husband sent text messages to a phone number listed with the victim’s photos on the escort site to meet at a local motel. Shortly thereafter, Carter allegedly called the witness and her husband, “threatening to leave them alone and wanting to meet in person ‘man to man,'” the witness told investigators.

The detective later learned that the victim eventually returned home and stated that Carter was “making her do these things,” the complaint states. According to reports, the victim told her relatives that the money she generated was transferred directly to Carter through the CashApp app and that she did not keep any of it. The victim, the complaint said, also accused Carter of punching her five times in the face while at her grandmother’s house in Bellmead.

A sheriff’s office detective searched the phone number listed with the victim’s photos on escort sites and returned 109 unique ads in Waco, Austin and Dallas, the complaint said. “I then searched the law enforcement database and found that the phone was traced back to Aaron Carter,” the detective wrote in his complaint.

In March, an undercover investigator posted a phone number and asked to meet with the victim in Waco. “I was informed that it costs $400 for the victim to come to me,” wrote the investigator, “on March 14, I texted again and negotiated full sex for $200 for 30 minutes … it was determined. the victim was traveling to 330 austin avenue where he met me and had full sex.

While conducting surveillance, an undercover detective and an associate observed a Ford pickup truck with Texas license plate MXB7528 enter the parking lot. The pickup was “driven by a man who I believed to be Aaron Carter based on previous photos of him,” the detective said in the complaint.

Detectives activated the sirens in their car and pulled the Ford pickup over. The detective called the number he was communicating with and the iPhone inside the Ford pickup rang, the complaint says Carter told him no one had met the victim at the condo number provided. The detective also received a call from Carter from a phone number listed on escort sites. Moments later, Carter returned to the parking lot and the victim was seen exiting the building and getting into a Ford pickup truck.

Detectives activated the sirens in their car and pulled the Ford pickup over. The detective called the number he was communicating with and the iPhone inside the Ford pickup rang during the traffic stop, the complaint said.

“I asked Carter about the phone number, which he confirmed was one of his phones. He informed me that he was just dropping the victim off at a friend’s house,” the investigator wrote in the document.

The victim reportedly agreed to talk to detectives and let them search his phone. The detective learned that Carter was listed as AC on the victim’s contact list. A search of the phone showed that “throughout their communications, it was clear that Carter was arranging sex transactions for the victim and texting her what the sex buyers were telling her,” the detective wrote.

Carter’s text messages to the victim also detail a misunderstanding when the condo number for the building at 330 Austin Ave. was not actually part of the complex.

The detective also read text messages from Carter to the victim that said he would “pay her for CashApp condoms.” This, the detective wrote, contradicts Carter’s claims that he did not know what the victim was doing. In some of the text messages, Carter allegedly told the victim, “Best job. Best job.”

In a series of text messages that included profanity and racial slurs, Carter told the victim to warn the sex customers that they better not touch her until she got her money on CashApp, the complaint said. “Not playing any games. I’ll make that (expletive) clear,” Carter said in one of the texts.

During the interview, the victim only admitted that Carter was her boyfriend, but did not accuse him. Carter was booked into the McLennan jail, and an investigator later listened to phone calls between the victim and Carter, in which the woman tells Carter, “I’m so sorry.”

Carter allegedly replied: “Nothing. It’s my fault” and said to the victim: “Say, see. You have to really, like mash, you know what I’m saying?

The investigator wrote in the complaint that “mash” is slang for sex.

“Don’t say anything crazy on the phone, but you know what to do. You know what to do, you know what to say? Carter said during the telephone conversation. Carter, the complaint further states, then says: “They really don’t have a case. It’s just that my idiot had my real number on there and I had to put in a text app.”

During another phone conversation in which Carter and the victim discussed money, Carter allegedly told the woman, “Be careful. You know what I taught you. You know what to do. You’re good.”

In another phone call, the victim informs Carter that a photo of her jail booking has been shared on her Facebook page. When Carter asked what people were saying about him, the victim replied, “It’s not easy to pimp.”

“No,” Carter allegedly replied.

Detectives allege the email used to set up the mega-personal account on online escort sites was [email protected], the same email allegedly used on Carter’s iPhone. Detectives also found a video in which Carter can be heard telling the victim to get up “because we’ve got to make $1,000 today, every day.”

A search of Carter’s CashApp account allegedly revealed the victim sent Carter $7,390. “Through communication between the two, it is clear that this is the proceeds of prostitution. This does not include cash or money sent directly from buyers,” the complaint states.

Online jail records show Carter is being held without bail on charges of money laundering, forced prostitution and possession of a controlled substance.

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