SOUTH SAN FRANCISCO, CA — A Florida man was arrested Saturday on suspicion of human trafficking a female victim in the San Francisco area after moving her to a Peninsula hotel.
Alexander Robinson, 29, was accused of trafficking the 19-year-old victim for sex in San Francisco after moving with her across the country into a Travelodge in South San Francisco.
According to the San Mateo District Attorney’s Office, Robinson met the victim in Florida in June and they drove across the country — first to Reno and then to the Bay Area. Robinson “took all the money and constantly beat her up,” and also threatened to kill her if she “looked at another man or another pimp,” according to prosecutors.
Robinson was arrested after the victim dialed 911 on Aug. 28 and police found her with bruises and injuries all over her body, according to prosecutors.
Robinson pleaded not guilty and remains in custody on $300,000 bail.