Former MTV star Chopper arrested for sex trafficking
Chopper, one of the former stars of MTV’s Making The Band has been arrested in an undercover sex-trafficking sting and is now facing pimping charges.
TMZ reported that Chopper whose real name is Kevin Barnes, was arrested in Maryland and will be extradited to Las Vegas on sex trafficking charges.
Authorities claim that an undercover officer operating as a sex worker in Nevada was DMed by the former MTV star, who offered her a way to make money through prostitution. Authorities combed Chopper, aka Young City’s IG, where they found several posts related to pimping, including an image of him sitting on a plane with the caption, “Sending em.
In the documents, the undercover cop said they launched an investigation into Chopper after seeing social media evidence of a potential sex trafficking operation.
The undercover cop said Chopper called them and bragged about frequent travel and having 7 homes across the country, including one in Las Vegas, while also telling the undercover cop thar Sin City was not a safe place to do business because law enforcement was cracking down
It was also gathered that Chopper became aggressive to cops during a phone conversation, ordering them around like he might do to a sex worker, telling them to pack their belongings, get to the airport and meet him in Charlotte, N.C. to join his "stable."
The undercover team stalled by telling Chopper they were scared to leave home, with the MTV trying to verbally force them to make the trip, getting angry and demanding a $2,000 fee.
With the social media posts, DMs, and phone calls, authorities had enough evidence to arrest Chopper and charge him with felony sex trafficking.