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NBA notebook: Ex-NBA player Alvin Robertson faces charges of sex trafficking

SAN ANTONIO — Former NBA All-Star Alvin Robertson faces sexual assault of a child and sex trafficking charges alleging he was among seven people who kidnapped a 14-year-old girl who was forced into prostitution and made to dance at a strip club, authorities said Friday.

Robertson was taken into custody Friday in Bentonville, Ark., said Bexar County Sheriff's Deputy Ino Badillo. Robertson lives in San Antonio.

The arrest comes as part of an investigation that began last April when a 14-year-old girl waved down a police cruiser in Corpus Christi and told authorities she had been abducted from San Antonio, Badillo said. She told police she was driven around the city and forced to have sex with various men before being driven to Corpus Christi and forced to dance at a strip club.

The girl escaped her alleged captor, Leslie Campbell, while he was showering, Badillo said. The 49-year-old Corpus Christi man pleaded guilty last month to sexual assault of a child.

Badillo said he didn't know the circumstances of the girl's abduction, but her parents previously had reported her as a runaway. He said the girl was able to identify several of her assailants and the locations she was taken in great detail.

Robertson's girlfriend, Raquel McIntosh, 41, of San Antonio was arrested early Friday on charges of sex trafficking of a minor and forcing a sexual performance by a child, Badillo said. Directory assistance had no listing for McIntosh, and Badillo said he didn't know if she had an attorney.

Robertson was sentenced to three years in prison in 2002 for a probation violation involving a rape accusation. His longtime former girlfriend later recanted the allegation. In 1997, the year after he retired from the NBA, he was sentenced to a year in jail after pleading no-contest to a string of misdemeanors stemming from quarrels with another former girlfriend.

The seventh overall pick in the 1984 draft, Robertson averaged 14 points over 10 seasons — six with the Spurs — and was voted to four All-Star games.

ARROYO FACES RESISTING ARREST CHARGE: Miami Heat point guard Carlos Arroyo has been charged with resisting arrest after police say he was pulled over for driving suspiciously.

The Coral Gables Police Department reports that a motorcycle officer made several attempts to pull Arroyo over Friday morning. After Arroyo was stopped, police say he refused to get out of his vehicle several times before complying.

Arroyo was charged with operating a motor vehicle at such a slow speed as to block traffic, failure to obey a lawful order and resisting arrest without violence.

Arroyo says in a statement he was on his way to practice when he was stopped. He says it's his first arrest and that the matter will be resolved in his favor when all the facts come out in court.

PARKER MISSES SPURS' GAME: Tony Parker missed San Antonio's game against Houston on Friday night because of a stomach illness.

NUGGETS' MARTIN OUT WITH SORE KNEE: Denver Nuggets forward Kenyon Martin was ruled out Friday night against the Detroit Pistons because of a left knee contusion.

MAVS' BUTLER HAS NEGATIVE REACTION TO MEDS: Dallas Mavericks forward Caron Butler has missed his second straight game because of a negative reaction to medication.

Mavericks coach Rick Carlisle said in a late afternoon meeting with reporters that Butler's status would be a game-time decision.

DeShawn Stevenson, acquired along with Butler and Brendan Haywood in a Feb. 13 trade with Washington, started in Butler's spot against the Atlanta Hawks.

Butler, who participated in pregame warmups, is averaging 16.7 points and 6.6 rebounds this season.

LAKERS' BYNUM FINDED FOR CRITICIZING OFFICIALS: The NBA has fined Los Angeles Lakers center Andrew Bynum $25,000 for publicly criticizing game officials. Bynum made the critical comments following the Lakers' 101-96 loss to the Dallas Mavericks on Wednesday.