A Texas man accused of similar offenses in at least two other states was arrested on a human trafficking charge Tuesday in Waco during an undercover operation by the McLennan County Sheriff's Office.
An undercover investigator made a prostitution arrangement with a woman and agreed to meet at a local motel, according to an arrest affidavit.
While conducting surveillance, investigators saw Donquell James Allen, 29, leave the room where the woman agreed to meet and go to a car in the parking lot, the affidavit states. A detective went to the motel room and met the woman who was detained for investigation purposes.
The detective saw a text message on the woman's phone from "Daddy" indicating he wanted to know when "she was OK," the affidavit states. The woman told detectives she was communicating with Allen, who also had an ID for the woman in his possession, according to the affidavit.
Detectives arrested Allen on a second-degree felony charge of trafficking of persons. He remained in McLennan County Jail on Wednesday with bond listed at $100,000.
Allen was arrested in July 2015 by Biloxi, Mississippi, police on charges of possession of drug paraphernalia, disorderly conduct, resisting arrest, promotion of prostitution and human trafficking, online jail records state. He is scheduled for a jury trial next month in Mississippi.
In November 2015, Allen was arrested on a pandering charge by Louisiana state police during a sting operation. Pandering is a similar charge to promotion of prostitution.
According to the 26th Judicial District of Louisiana, Allen pleaded guilty to the pandering charge in 2016 and was sentenced to serve eight months in custody.