Carjacking suspect faces sex trafficking charges

JEFFERSON COUNTY – The man accused of hijacking one car and stealing two others during a wild chase near Lookout Mountain now faces sex trafficking charges in a separate case.

According to the Jefferson County District's Attorney Office, Christopher David Sullivan, 37, allegedly solicited a 17-year-old woman for sexual purposes in Albuquerque, N.M. on July 21.

Court records say the teen left New Mexico and went to Colorado with Sullivan the next day. Sullivan is accused of harboring, transporting and prostituting the teen, according to the district attorney's office.

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The chase and hijacking spree happened on July 23. It ended when Sullivan was wrestled onto the pavement by a deputy while he was trying to flag down vehicles on I-70.

Sullivan already faces 46 counts against him for the carjacking spree, including aggravated robbery, menacing with a deadly weapon, possession of a controlled substance and contribution to the delinquency of a minor.

Sullivan has a lengthy criminal history stretching back to 1999. He served a year in jail after being found guilty of vehicle theft in 2001. He was found guilty of felony drug possession in 2002. Also in 2002, he was convicted for possession of a dangerous weapon.

He is scheduled to be back in court on Thursday. His bond for the sex trafficking charge has been set at $500,000, cash-only.

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