LOS ANGELES – An ex-felon has pleaded not guilty in Los Angeles to charges of kidnapping two teenage girls and forcing them into prostitution.
Prosecutors say Leroy Bragg entered pleas Wednesday to 10 counts of human trafficking of a minor, kidnapping, soliciting for a prostitute under 16 and other charges.
The 34-year-old Bragg was arrested in September and remains jailed on $1.3 million bail.
He originally was charged with kidnapping a runaway 13-year-old girl but prosecutors added new charges that he also kidnapped a 14-year-old runaway from Upland.
One girl's father claims his daughter was given drugs and was tattooed with Bragg's mark.
District attorney's spokeswoman Jane Robison says more charges could be filed if additional victims are found.