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September 21, 2017

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Grand jury indicts suspected pimp on 20 counts

Arman Izadi

Arman Izadi

A suspected pimp arrested last month at a luxury, high-rise condominium on the Las Vegas Strip has been indicted by a Clark County grand jury.

The indictment charges Arman Izadi, 28, with counts of first-degree kidnapping, robbery, pandering and battery with use of a deadly weapon resulting in substantial bodily harm, among other counts. There are 20 counts total.

An alleged victim contacted Metro Police in December, leading to an investigation and Izadi’s arrest April 24. Officers located Izadi while serving a search warrant at his residence at Sky Las Vegas, 2700 Las Vegas Blvd. South.

Izadi already was on police radar, as Metro vice detectives had investigated his involvement in prostitution-related activities at Las Vegas nightclubs, according to the arrest report, which outlines these details:

The woman who contacted police said she met Izadi at XS nightclub and, after developing a friendship, he coerced her into working for him as a prostitute.

On her second attempt to leave, the woman told police Izadi tortured and beat her, including subjecting her to what felt like waterboarding.

The woman said the violence ended only when she offered to get his name tattooed on her as a show of loyalty. Izadi brought her and another women to a tattoo parlor that same day, and they left with a Persian script spelling his name on their necks.

While serving the search warrant, detectives encountered two other women — both of whom admitted working as prostitutes for Izadi. They alleged Izadi had committed acts of violence against them, as well.

Izadi, who remains in jail, will make his first appearance in District Court on May 21.

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