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August 6, 2010 permalink

When Autumn Dubray needed money she turned to women's oldest profession and tried to get her seventeen-year-old foster daughter to do the same.



Autumn Dubray
Autumn Dubray

Sioux Falls Overdose Call Turns into Prostitution Arrest

A 17-year-old calls police to an apartment after an apparent overdose, but what else officers learn after arriving on the scene leads to a woman's arrest.

According to police, a 17-year-old girl called officers to an apartment in the 6200 W Block of 43rd Street in Sioux Falls, after she took several pills in an attempt to kill herself.

The girl told police she didn't want to live with her guardian any longer. Police say 24-year-old Autumn Dubray was a court appointed guardian, and it was her actions as a caregiver that led to her arrest.

"The juvenile said Autumn had provided her with this alcohol and had been encouraging her to drink," said Officer Sam Clemens of the Sioux Falls Police Department.

According to court testimony, Dubray was out of work, and was prostituting herself for money. Police say Dubray told the girl, she had to do the same.

"Dubray had made a comment that she wanted the juvenile to have sex with men for money as well to help out, to try to get some more money for them to live on," said Officer Clemens.

According to court testimony, Dubray brought over five men to the apartment, and told the 17-year-old she had to have sex with one of them, and if she didn't, she would be kicked out, and have no where to live.

"It doesn't sound like the 17-year-old participated in any sex acts, but because of the information Dubray was arrested," said Clemens.

Police say Dubray also had a 5-year-old daughter living inside the home. When police arrested Dubray at the apartment, both girls were taken into protective custody.

Dubray is being charged with promoting prostitution of a minor and furnishing alcohol to a child.

During Dubray's first court appearance, the judge set bond at $25,000 cash or surety, and ordered no contact with the victim.

If Dubray is able to make the bond, she will be allowed to have contact with her 5-year-old daughter.

Source: KDLT Sioux Falls