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March 27, 2015

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Suspected pimp arrested in teen girl’s assault, strangling

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Bryon Payne

Metro Police arrested a suspected pimp this week accused of strangling and sexually assaulting a teen girl.

Police responded Tuesday to Arizona Charlie’s Hotel Casino on the report of a domestic violence incident. The victim was a 14-year-old runaway, police said.

Bryon Payne, 42, is charged in connection with one count each of felony battery domestic violence-strangulation, felony sexual assault, felony statuory sexual seduction and pandering, police said. He was booked into the Clark County Detention Center.

Police said Payne forced the girl to have sex with him that evening at his home. Authorities said Payne then told the victim he was a pimp and that he planned to set the teen up in a room at Arizona Charlie’s so she could work for him.

Payne took the victim to a room at the hotel, where the two got into an argument, police said. When the girl tried to leave, Payne grabbed her by the neck with his hand and forearm, strangling her, police said.

The teen was able to escape his grasp and left the room to look for help. She was taken to a hospital for a sexual assault exam, police said.

In Nevada, it is a felony to strangle someone during an episode of domestic violence.

CORRECTION: This story has been corrected. Police originally gave the Sun the wrong spelling for Payne's first name. | (February 26, 2010)

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