Alleged victim speaks out on terrifying encounter with human trafficking suspects

Published: May. 12, 2019 at 12:05 PM MDT
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“I want justice served, I want a substantial amount of time behind bars for both of them."

A Colorado Springs woman says she had a close call with a couple allegedly linked to a prostitution ring.

Kyasha Tisdale and Doriun Thompson,

on numerous charges, including kidnapping, harassment and false imprisonment. An alleged victim says just days before their arrest, she escaped the couple after a harrowing ordeal at a Springs motel. While she wants to remain anonymous, she reached out to 11 News, stating she feels it's important her story is told.

The woman says she met Tisdale through a friend and clicked with her immediately.

"She seemed really nice, we hit it off right away. Our vibes just kind of clicked, we had good energy together."

Being new to the Springs, the woman was excited to go job hunting with her new friend in late April. Things took a dark turn when the man she identifies as Thompson showed up.

"Later I found out that this gentleman was a pimp, and so was she."

The woman says Thompson accused her of stealing his drugs, and Tisdale's response was to strip her down.

"She just said, 'Sire, you should just take her clothes off and find out if she has anything on her.' I began to get really nervous and I looked at him and begged him, 'Please don’t, please don’t take my clothes off.'”

She says the pair ignored her protests and pulled off some of her clothes, then Thompson scratched her face. Afterward, the two allegedly tried making amends by offering the woman a chance to join their prostitution ring.

"And I told her, OK well good luck. That's not me, I'm not going to do that for you. And then I guess she just wasn't going to take that as the answer that she wanted."

The woman called police a few days later and spoke with CSPD's Human Trafficking Unit.

11 News learned at the time of their arrest, Tisdale was on probation in connection to a 2018 case where she was charged with attempted human trafficking of a child for sexual servitude, attempted pimping and pandering. No further information has been released on Thompson.

The woman tells 11 News Thompson referred to himself as "Sire" at the hotel. Tisdale sometimes goes by "Queen." Police are asking anyone victimized by the pair to call the human trafficking tip line at 719-444-7729.