Christopher Hutton, 34, an accused pimp and kidnapper, pleaded not guilty in King County Superior Court yesterday. Police say he and buddy Michael Veidt, 24 - who also pleaded NG to raping one of the teens - forced at least four girls and young women into a prostitution ring that operated from Seattle to the SeaTac Strip. Family members of both men were also involved in the sex trade, cops say.
One of Hutton's prostitutes, C.M., age 16, says in court papers she originally got into the trade for money, and soon ran into Hutton: "C.M. stated she liked the male's car and was flattered by his charisma. [He] later took her shopping...and took her to get her nails done....She began to have sex with Hutton and even moved her belongings into his Kent apartment." What was it like to work for Hutton? Here's a few snippets from the report of a detective who wrote down the teen's allegations.
Hutton acted as C.M.'s pimp and instisted she work as a prostitute every day, giving all of her earnings to him at the end of the day. C.M. informed me she was making between $500 and $1,000 a day as a prostitute [having sex with as many as ten men]. She further stated that 100 percent of her profit went to Hutton...She estimated she had given Hutton over $10,000 the past month.
[Eventually] C.M. pleaded with Hutton, informing him prostitution was not for her and that she wanted to return to school. Hutton informed her he had ‘No sympathy for that shit' and made her continue to work...Hutton only allowed her time off during her menstrual cycle...
Hutton made her refer to him as ‘Daddy.' She was not allowed to talk with or touch any other males unless they were clients [and] not allowed to speak to anybody, male or female, outside his presence...He informed her when to and when not to get into a vehicle...and what to do if she was arrested.
The teen admitted to her initial naiveté about working for Hutton, who is accused of viciously beating up one of his other girls. C.M. didn't realize her true peril until she was beaten and raped by a john, she says, and Hutton told her that's just how it goes. The detective says she thanked him for arresting her.