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Police: 'Pimp' dies in Houston after assaulting sex trafficking victim originally from Wisconsin

Posted at 12:42 PM, Jan 22, 2018
and last updated 2018-01-22 15:23:23-05

HOUSTON - A Wisconsin native described as a victim of sex trafficking is recovering after a fight that left her "pimp" dead, police say.

NBC's KPRC-TV reported that on Saturday night around 2:30 a.m., the woman left a nightclub after the man was assaulting her. Houston police said the man followed her and continued the assault.

A passerby, who police are referring to as a "Good Samaritan," pulled over in a dark pickup truck to help the woman, but was threatened by the man. Fearful, the passerby got back into his truck and began to pull away. 

The woman tried to climb into the truck, but the man grabbed her and pulled her back. When he pulled her back, he fell and hit his head. 

Police say that after he hit his head, he got up, walked a short distance, and collapsed. He was pronounced dead at the scene.

Though not a suspect at this time, Houston police hope to get a statement from the passerby about the incident.

The woman is recovering and is expected to survive the injuries from the assault.