New details in case of woman being drugged, forced into prostitution

SAPD: Woman was taken across state lines, sexually assaulted by 3 men

Courtesy: Bexar County Jail
Courtesy: Bexar County Jail

SAN ANTONIO – A Kentucky woman who was drugged and woke up at a hotel near the San Antonio International Airport was sexually assaulted by three men and forced into prostitution, according to a police report obtained by

San Antonio police announced June 7 that two suspects, Mark Saulsberry, 35, and Charlotte Ulrich, 26, were arrested on suspicion of trafficking of persons, yet details surrounding the case were not known.

The police report obtained by Thursday reveals disturbing accounts of what was found in a San Antonio hotel room and how the woman, 27, became a victim of human trafficking.

Around 3:37 a.m. that day, officers with the San Antonio Airport Police Department were approached by a distraught woman who told them she has just escaped after being held against her will for days.

The woman told police she went on a date earlier that week with Saulsberry in her home state and later agreed to go with him to Tennessee.

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Sometime during that date, the woman said Saulsberry gave her a drink, which caused her to feel disorientated and pass out, according to police.

Police said officers then went to the hotel, where it was discovered that two rooms were being rented by Saulsberry.

When officers knocked on the door of one of the rooms, Saulsberry answered. Ulrich and another man were found inside asleep, according to the report.

Police said the other room's door was slightly open and when officers went inside, they discovered women's clothing on the floor and condoms in a trash can.

Saulsberry, Ulrich and an unidentified 27-year-old man were taken into custody, the report said.

The woman later told a detective that when she woke up in the hotel room, Saulsberry threatened her and forced her to have sex with three unidentified men, who are believed to be between the ages of 25 and 50, according to the report.

Ulrich took pictures of the woman and created ads selling the woman for prostitution on a website, according to the report.

Police said Saulsberry "made a confession concerning the events," which led to he and Ulrich each facing a charge of trafficking of persons, a second-degree felony.

On June 7, 2019, a female victim escaped from a local hotel and sought help from airport police stating she was being...

Posted by San Antonio Police Department on Friday, June 7, 2019

The report did not reveal if the man who was found asleep in the hotel room was charged or if any additional arrests will be made in the case.

Police said a 2019 Volkswagen SUV, found to a be rental from the Dallas-Fort Worth Airport, was located at the hotel and believed to have been used in the crime.

A sexual assault nurse examination was conducted for the woman, the report said.

The woman is being helped by the Rape Crisis Center.

According to online records, Saulsberry and Ulrich are still in custody and their bail has been set at $150,000 each.

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