Thirty-six year-old Martin Wayne Banks was arrested and jailed on Monday after he was alleged to have forced a 15 year-old girl into prostitution. As reported by the Dallas Morning News, Banks remains in jail on charges of compelling prostitution by force as a result of an undercover investigation that showed the 36 year-old to have dropped off the 15 year-old at Webb Chapel Extension’s 3100 block.
The identity of the teenager has not been released due to her status as a juvenile. The teenager was reported to have told local police that she was forced by Banks into prostitution due to his previous release from jail and homeless state. She was arrested after agreeing to oral sex with an undercover police officer in exchange for money. In 2007, Banks was convicted of drug possession, and has been arrested on several felony charges. He is currently being held in Dallas County Jail on a $35,000 bond.