Former Husky Overton gets 30 days in prostitution case

KENT, Wash. -- Former University of Washington basketball player Venoy Overton was sentenced Tuesday to 30 days in jail after pleading guilty to promoting prostitution.

Overton was arrested last June after undercover officers contacted an 18-year-old woman about prostitution in an area known for the activity.

Kent police say the woman told them her boyfriend, Overton, had brought her to the area and told her to perform acts of prostitution. Police say the woman added she'd been told what to charge and had given a portion of the money to Overton.

According to court documents, the woman and Overton met in September, and on May 18, the woman called Overton crying because she was not earning money through her part-time job. The woman later told detectives that she had always given half her earnings to Overton, who is unemployed, with his promise that he would take care of her when he signed his first professional basketball contract.

On Tuesday, a judge sentenced Overton to 30 days in jail, with 9 of those days being converted to community service, according to prosecutors.

The sentence range for second degree promoting prostitution is one to three months in jail.