Strat Hotel Guests Accused of Kidnapping and Trafficking Juvenile Girl

Posted on: December 27, 2023, 05:53h. 

Last updated on: December 27, 2023, 05:53h.

A man and a woman staying at The Strat hotel this month were scheduled to appear in Las Vegas court Wednesday on sex trafficking charges. They allegedly kidnapped and trafficked a teen-aged girl over four days.

Strat Hotel, Casino & SkyPod
The Las Vegas gateway arches light up the street at the base of the Strat Hotel, Casino & SkyPod. Two hotel guests were arrested. (Image: Los Angeles Times)

The couple was charged last Wednesday with two counts each of sex trafficking of a minor under 18, first-degree kidnapping of a minor, child abuse or neglect, and a single count of conspiracy to commit sex trafficking.

Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department (LVMPD) officers interviewed the teen-aged victim and were given access to her cell phone.

That evidence led to the arrest of Johnson, Ellis, and another woman, Alissa Isles, 19, who was identified as Johnson’s girlfriend.

Incriminating Texts

Police found incriminating texts on the victim’s phone.

Also, Isles once texted the victim and suggested that the victim and another girl solicit tricks on the “Trop.” That’s a section of West Tropicana Avenue in Las Vegas with a reputation for prostitution.

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