A Philadelphia man has been jailed on charges he forced female drug addicts into sexual slavery in the city and its suburbs.
The charges against 44-year-old Bruce “Cash” Steele were filed by the Montgomery County district attorney in Norristown, who says Steele trafficked at least seven women in the five-county Philadelphia area.
Steele was jailed Friday without an attorney listed in court papers unable to post $1 million bail.
When authorities raided Steele’s home, they found two alleged sex slaves living there. The women tell police that Steele would rape, beat and otherwise mistreat them, and threatened to kill them if they tried to leave his home equipped with surveillance cameras.
Steele is facing 34 felony counts including human trafficking, involuntary servitude, and prostitution.
Authorities say they’re continuing to investigate.