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Co-owner of illegal strip club facing child sex-trafficking charges bonds out of jail

Trudell Richardson, also known as "Squalee Pope" (Source: East Baton Rouge Parish Sheriff's Office) Trudell Richardson, also known as "Squalee Pope" (Source: East Baton Rouge Parish Sheriff's Office)
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BATON ROUGE, LA (WAFB) -

A man facing child sex trafficking charges bonded out of jail Tuesday morning and his trial has been set for April 25, 2016 in Judge Richard Anderson's courtroom. 

The Baton Rouge Police Department reported Trudell Richardson, 39, a Baton Rouge rapper known as "Squalee Pope," is the co-owner of what they believe is an illegal strip club on Plank Road.

His lawyers asked Judge Anderson to reduce his $200,000 bond to $10,000 in June 2015, but the judge refused.

Richardson posted his $200,000 bond and was released from parish prison.

Richardson was arrested in April on charges of trafficking of children for sexual purposes and indecent behavior with a juvenile. 

Police said they found a runaway 16-year-old girl in the building wearing only her bra and panties. The teen told police she had been coerced into dancing for money.

The co-defendant in this case is Kaylenceyia Carter. She is still booked in the East Baton Rouge Parish Prison and is being held on a $200,000 bond. 

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