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Published On: Thu, Nov 10th, 2016

Texas sex trafficking sting results in the arrest of pimps, gang members and heinous abuse of sex slaves

Four individuals, with ties to the Polywood Crips street gang in Fort Worth, have pleaded guilty to their respective roles in a child sex trafficking conspiracy.

Audry Lane, aka “Spud,” 29, pleaded guilty Tuesday before U.S. District Judge Reed C. O’Connor to one count of conspiracy to commit sex trafficking of children. On Monday, Deon Bonner, aka “Spanish Fly,” 26, pleaded guilty to the same offense; Chad Johnson, aka “Ocho Hood Fame,” 24, pleaded guilty to one count of sex trafficking of children. In late October, Stanley Johnson, aka “Pee Wee,” 24, pleaded guilty to one count of conspiracy to commit sex trafficking of children.

Photo/Skiddie2003 wikimedia commons

Photo/Skiddie2003 wikimedia commons

Diwone Nobles, aka “Pooh,” 32, and Katelyn Micelle Ward, aka “KD,” 24, are also set for trial.

These guilty pleas were announced by U.S. Attorney John Parker of the Northern District of Texas. The case is being investigated by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) Homeland Security Investigations (HSI); the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives; and Fort Worth Police Department.

According to documents filed in the case, in November 2015, HSI special agents learned that a 16-year-old runaway, Jane Doe 1, was being trafficked by a group of people in Fort Worth, Texas; that group included the defendants. The investigation revealed that from about Oct. 1, 2013, through April 16, 2016, the members of this group facilitated the commercial sex acts of several minor and adult females.

Nobles, Bonner, Chad Johnson, Stanley Johnson, Audry Lane and Alvin Lane, aka “Spank,” acted as pimps for the girls and women they trafficked. They instructed them how much to charge and they kept proceeds from their transactions. They also provided the girls and women with condoms, cellular phones and hotel rooms. Some of the member of the group bought and sold the girls and women they were trafficking amongst themselves.

Some of the six pimp’s Facebook pages contained online posts, visible to the public, that reference making a lot of money through criminal activity, namely “pimping.” Chad Johnson’s Facebook page contained photos of him posing with large sums of cash while referencing commercial sex. Several of Chad Johnson’s Facebook friends were females observed in Backpage.com ads for commercial sex.

Upon conviction, each count carries a maximum statutory penalty of life in federal prison and a $250,000 fine.

The ICE press release details chronic and shocking abuse of these girls physically, emotionally and sexually. Read it for yourself HERE

 

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- Catherine "Kaye" Wonderhouse, a proud descendant of the Wunderhaus family is the Colorado Correspondent who will add more coverage, interviews and reports from this midwest area.

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