Reported by Brian Farmer of WrestleView.com
On Wednesday, October 19, 2005 at 12:03 AM EST
The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports that former WCW wrestler “Hardbody” Harrison Norris has been federally indicted on multiple counts of false imprisonment and trafficking women for sexual acts.
An FBI investigation revealed that Norris had recruited and even kidnapped young women from April 2004 to August 2005 and forced them to engage in prostitution, sometimes going so far as beating them.
Norris has been in the news for this action in the past. He was arrested by Atlanta area police in August of 2004 on three counts of false imprisonment. He was released on bond and still hasn’t gone to trial.
The FBI was called in to investigate when it was verified that Norris had transported women via federal highways and taken them out of state, among other things that called for federal jurisdiction. Obviously, they found in their investigation that he continued running the prostitution ring following his arrest.
Norris also made the news as one of the twelve wrestlers who sued WCW in 2000 for racial discrimination. The lawsuit was settled for an undisclosed sum of money in 2003.
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