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Warrant issued after Wisc. woman’s no-show at prostitution hearing

A warrant has been issued for the arrest of Wisconsin woman charged with promoting prostitution in Belfield.

Alexus Kawana Scott of Milwaukee did not appear at her pre-trial hearing on June 10, prompting Southwest District Judge William Herauf to authorize a bench warrant. Scott’s July 2 jury trial was cancelled as a result of the no-show.

Former Belfield police officer Travis Carlson, who was fired last month after multiple incidents where he had sex with a woman while on duty, arrested Scott and Christmas Davis of Oshkosh, Wis., on Jan. 27. He found evidence of solicitation of prostitution during a traffic stop.

Davis accused the Belfield Police Department of racial profiling during her February pretrial hearing and entered a not guilty plea.

In May, Davis entered a plea agreement, pleading guilty to a lesser charge of conducting business within the city without a valid license. She was sentenced to a year-and-a-half of unsupervised probation.

If convicted of promoting prostitution, Scott could be sentenced to up to 30 days in prison.