Law enforcement made a shocking discovery when they raided a Detroit home — finding an apparent sex slave chained to a stripper’s pole upon their arrival.

The 25-year-old girl reportedly had been held captive in a prison-style brothel for weeks.

Investigators say the young woman claims she is one of at least four women forced to act as a “sex slave” by 32-year-old Ryon L. Travis.

Travis contends that the women are his “wives.”

Prosecutors are accusing Travis of forcing the women into servitude, and illegally operating an online sex-for-profit scheme.

Assistant U.S. Attorney Sara Woodward said, “if she or the other women refused to dance or perform sexual acts, [Travis] would be violent with them, and that he would hit them with a closed fist, kick them or push them down.”

Law enforcement officers who discovered the home called it a “house of horrors.”

Cell phones, allegedly belonging to Travis, were also seized during the police raid on the home, containing graphic pictures of an adult male, believed to be Travis, sexually abusing small, underage children.

Travis has plead not guilty to multiple charges that include “sex trafficking by force, fraud or coercion, and producing, possessing and transporting child pornography. ”

WDIV reported that one of Travis’s hostages claimed he considers himself a “sovereign citizen.”

During his detention hearing in March, Travis justified his actions and told the court that laws do not apply to him, asking for the case to be dismissed:

“All laws are commercial in nature, and I’m a natural-born human American man.  So since all laws are commercial in nature and I choose not to do business with this court, I ask that this case be dismissed.”

The court struck down his request, citing insurmountable evidence that Travis represents a “danger” to children, women, and “people who are helpless in your presence.”

Following the hearing, U.S. Attorney Barbara McQuade released a statement:

“While I can’t comment on the charges themselves, I can say that sex trafficking is a bigger problem than I think people realize.  Traffickers use violence, threats, drugs and shame to coerce their victims to comply with their demands to provide sex for cash.”