Former Husky Venoy Overton Pleads Guilty to Promoting Prostitution

Former Washington Basketball guard Venoy Overton has pled guilty to promoting prostitution, according to the Seattle Times.

Overton, 23, was charged in June with the felony after police said he coerced an 18-year-old woman into prostitution. The woman told police she was Overton's girlfriend and said she was required to give him money, and when she couldn't, he told her to work as a prostitute, according to charging papers.

According to the charging documents, Overton offered the woman detailed instructions on how to work as a prostitute. He drove the woman to Pacific Highway South in Kent, told her how to walk, what prices to charge and how many tricks to turn before calling him to pick her up, according to the charges.

Overton pled using the the Alford plea, which essentially acknowledges that though he believes himself to be innocent, he concedes that a jury would likely find him guilty. He was sentenced to 30 days in the King County Jail, but after receiving credit for the 14 days he served before posting $25,000 bail on June 30, and after receiving credit for seven days of "good time" while in jail, and after having the remaining nine days of his sentence was converted to community restitution, it looks like he won't be going to jail.

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