He said the woman is one of the seven alleged victims in the indictment against him.
Mc Coy said he and the woman had a falling out, and she went to Honolulu's Susannah Wesley Community Center — a nonprofit human services association that helps trafficking victims — and lied about being afraid of Mc Coy in exchange for a plane ticket out of Hawaii. "All of these females were prostitutes before I met them," Mc Coy said.
In January, authorities conducted a sting involving an undercover officer with a pretend foot fetish who set up a meeting in a Waikiki hotel room.Roberts and another woman who showed up with her were arrested.Now, he's in a detention center in Hawaii, where he is charged with seven counts of sex trafficking.He told The Associated Press from the Honolulu Federal Detention Center he's again accused of a crime he didn't commit, and he'll use his knowledge of the law — learned during years of incarceration — to represent himself at his upcoming trial. They say Mc Coy became a pimp after moving to Hawaii and that he threatened and coerced young women into prostitution."Why would I have to force someone to do what they're already doing?
" The center's executive director, Ronald Higashi, declined to comment on Mc Coy's claims.But after years landing in and out prisons and jails, he seemed to have some direction and hope when he was released from death row.He was able to hug his daughter — conceived right before he went to prison — for the first time.Mc Coy thought it would be a good opportunity to visit his mother and siblings who had moved to Hawaii.Mc Coy sounded well-spoken and sincere at the April 2017 Hawaii speaking engagement, said Kenneth Lawson, co-director of the Hawaii Innocence Project, who also spoke at the rally.Roberts is charged with prostitution in a separate case in state court.