Las Vegas, Nevada 2021-05-11 17:40:07 –
Las Vegas (KLAS) — A 42-year-old Texas woman was convicted on Monday for her role in a child sex trafficking plot.
Demesia Shontres Washington was found guilty of sexual trafficking and six additional charges, according to news releases from Deputy Federal Attorney for the Nevada District, Christopher Thiou and FBI Special Agent Aaron C. Rouse. It was.
Judge Andrew P. Gordon of the US District Court presided over a six-day trial and scheduled a sentencing trial on September 1.
Washington’s conviction took place on the following charges:
- Conspiracy to traffick sexually
- Sex trafficking
- Conspiracy to transport for prostitution or other criminal sexual activity
- Transport for prostitution or other criminal sexual activity
- Conspiracy to sexually exploit children
- Sexual exploitation of children
- Distribution of child pornography.
From August to September 2018, Washington in Dallas colluded with co-defendant Jimmy David Washington, Jr., 35, in Lubbock, Texas, according to court documents and evidence presented at the trial. We recruited children under the age of and forced them involved. In commercial sexual activity and to create child pornography.
The pair transported the child from Texas to New Mexico and Nevada with the intention of engaging in prostitution.
Jimmy Washington, Jr. has previously pleaded guilty to transporting minors for the purpose of prostitution. He was sentenced to 10 years and 10 months in prison and then released under surveillance for 15 years.
The case was investigated by the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department and the FBI. Christopher Burton and Bianca Pucci, assistant US prosecutor, have charged the case.