Kennewick man accused of sex-trafficking crimes in court

BENTON COUNTY - A Kennewick man accused of crimes related to sex trafficking made a not guilty plea Friday. Deepak Samra is scheduled for trial in late August.

Police say he tried to lure a young teen into the sex trade from his apartment at Neel and Clearwater in Kennewick. Officers tell KEPR the 19-year old man worked with a juvenile accomplice as well.

The pair was arrested after the victim was attacked outside a mini-mart. Samra is due back in court in a few weeks.