Observant neighbor catches man trafficking woman in Arizona

According to police, an Arizona man was arrested on trafficking charges after a neighbor noticed something strange.

According to Scottsdale Police, Steven Hurry was arguing with the female victim outside his home when a neighbor observing the altercation thought something was “off” between them.

During the investigation, it was discovered that Hurry was trafficking the woman.

Among the charges Hurry faces are sex trafficking, pandering, sexual abuse, aggravated assault, assault, criminal damage, and disorderly conduct.

The victim and Hurry have been living together since May. She began working as a housekeeper in California until Hurry asked her to leave with him on May 25 for Arizona to make money.

Initially, the couple stayed in Tucson, where Hurry allegedly convinced the victim to allow him to photograph her for a sex ad he planned to publish.

“In her first sexual encounter with an unknown male subject, she made $700 in 20 minutes, and the defendant took the entire sum. After this, the defendant collected the victim’s birth certificate, social security card and other forms of ID and credentials and secured them in a box,” police said in court documents, adding that she had no access to the box.

While she and Hurry were in Tuscon, she was forced to have sex with men for money, and Hurry would beat her if she didn’t put the money where he wanted.

After moving to Scottsdale in late November, Hurry and the victim stayed at the Roadway Inn.

“Advertising sex in exchange for money, including $350 per hour for full sex or $120 for a quick 15-minute visit, the defendant posted ads containing the victim’s photographs.” police wrote.

According to police, Hurry kept a hard drive full of recordings of sexual encounters that occurred several times a week.

A short time later, Hurry and the victim moved into an Airbnb in Scottsdale.

Hurry had car troubles on Dec. 26 and wanted to fix it with the money the victim received, but she said she “couldn’t take anymore,” and refused to continue commercial sex, and wanted to leave.

Hurry became angry after the victim did not count the money she received from a “customer,” so he confronted her in the kitchen. Hurry started yelling, and the victim responded, which drew the neighbor’s attention.

According to the victim, Hurry grabbed her, pushed her against the refrigerator, and lifted her up. She said she was struggling to breathe but never lost consciousness, and ended up performing a sex act to get him to stop.

The police arrived at the home just after Hurry left to fix his car. He was found nearby and admitted that an argument had taken place, but denied abuse and did not want to answer questions about sex trafficking.

Hurry, however, was arrested by Scottsdale Police and his cell phone seized after a nurse documented signs of physical abuse on the victim.

She told officers that Hurry raped her on Christmas Day.

All of her financial and personal documents were under Hurry’s control, and she wanted to leave.

According to police, Hurry texted the victim about setting up “dates” with men for money, including the time, date, sex act, and amount she needed.

There was a written document in the defendant’s computer bag laying out the details between “master and slave.” Although the document wasn’t signed, the victim told police she emailed him because she turned off her cell phone’s location services were off at one point and he became extremely angry. A copy of the victim’s marriage license was also found in the computer bag. She had no idea how he got the information or the document.

In the Airbnb, Hurry had recorded the sexual encounters. The victim claims she never consented to the recordings.

The defendant inflicted physical and psychological harm on the victim and forced her to commit sexual acts for financial gain, police said. Hurry is being held on $150,000 bond.