FLORENCE, S.C. (WMBF) – A Florence DJ at the center of a human trafficking case communicated with teens through social media platforms, asked them to pass around his flyers, and paid them for sex, according to law enforcement reports obtained by WMBF News.
Jason Rogers Pope, also known as DJ Kidd, was arrested Aug. 29 and charged with three counts of trafficking in persons, three counts of first-degree criminal sexual conduct, and one count each of second-degree criminal sexual conduct with a minor, promoting prostitution of a minor and kidnapping.
He remains in jail under no bond.
Arrest warrants indicate between July 2017 and July 2019, Pope, 42, forced four minor girls to perform sex acts for money at a home on Lakeview Drive in Florence County.
In looking back at Pope’s run-ins with law enforcement, over a dozen reports from the Florence County Sheriff’s Office dating back to December 2011 name him as either a suspect or a victim.
As to the allegations surrounding him, the first such incident was reported on Dec. 4, 2011. In that FCSO report, a 13-year-old stated she had sex with Pope and then later found out he had AIDS.