Husband, wife from Vancouver accused of human trafficking

By Emily Gillespie, Columbian Breaking News Reporter



A Vancouver couple were arrested Tuesday for their alleged involvement in the human trafficking of a 17-year-old girl in Beaverton, Ore.

Detectives had been following the human trafficking suspects, identified as Davontie Donahue, 21, and his wife, Torri Donahue, 22, from the time they dropped off a 17-year-old girl at the Comfort Inn in Beaverton, according to Beaverton police.

When the detectives attempted to stop the suspects’ vehicle at about 2:45 p.m., the occupants refused to follow commands and fled in the vehicle, police said.

The vehicle then reportedly crashed into a detective’s car and a marked K-9 vehicle but kept driving. The vehicle then crashed into a privately owned vehicle before it left the road, crashing into a fence and landing in a drainage ditch, according to Beaverton police.

Police said Davontie Donahue fled the vehicle and was found by a police dog a short time later inside a child’s pink playhouse.

Davontie and Torri Donahue were taken to area hospitals and treated for injuries police said were not life-threatening.

Torri Donahue was released at the hospital and cited for suspicion of promoting prostitution.

Davontie Donahue remains hospitalized, but Beaverton police officer Mike Rowe said he will be transported to the Washington County Jail on a felony warrant and on suspicion of compelling and promoting prostitution, eluding and being a felon in possession of a firearm.

The 17-year-old is not related to the Donahues and is safe with the Beaverton Police Department, police said.

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