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Man charged in Florence County human trafficking case withdraws motion for bond

Published: Oct. 14, 2019 at 6:28 PM EDT
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FLORENCE COUNTY, S.C. (WMBF) – The man at the center of a Florence County human trafficking case appeared in court Monday afternoon.

Jason Rogers Pope, also known as DJ Kidd, is charged with three counts of trafficking in persons, three counts of first-degree criminal sexual conduct, and one count each of second-degree criminal sexual conduct with a minor, promoting prostitution of a minor and kidnapping.

During the brief hearing, Pope’s attorney, Rosemary Parham, said they were withdrawing their motion requesting bond. However, she noted they may file one in the future.

Solicitor Heather Weiss with the Attorney General’s office had no objection. She told the judge the prosecution was in the process of filing discovery.

Pope, 42, has remained in jail since his arrest on Aug. 29.

Arrest warrants indicate between July 2017 and July 2019, Pope forced four minor girls to perform sex acts for money at a home on Lakeview Drive in Florence County. Investigators allege Pope engaged in sex acts with these four minors.

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