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A Dallas man has been found guilty of sex trafficking a year-old minor and an adult victim, announced Acting U. After less than a half hour of deliberation, a federal jury in Dallas convicted Anthony Lennell Acy, 34, on one count of child sex trafficking and one count of sex trafficking by force, fraud, and coercion.
Attorney Prerak Shah. According to evidence presented at trial, Mr. Acy trafficked at least two victims — including the year-old girl, a runaway from McKinney, Texas — out of multiple hotels in Dallas and in California. Acy as he was leaving the hotel parking lot. At trial, Jane Doe 1 testified that Mr. Acy approached her in a parking lot next to a hotel a couple weeks after she ran away from home.
Jane Doe 1 stated that Mr. Acy told her that she could model for his clothing line and then drove her to a hotel, where he offered her dinner and a place to stay that night. She testified that Mr. Acy later forced her to take ecstasy pills, caused her to engage in commercial sex in Dallas and in California, and physically assaulted her multiple times. Adult Victim 1 testified at trial that Mr. Acy first recruited her over Facebook, claiming that he wanted to be her boyfriend.
Adult Victim 1 stated that, after she traveled to Dallas to visit Mr. Acy, he took her cell phone and her car keys and forced her to engage in commercial sex in order to pay back the money he claimed to have spent on her.
Adult Victim 1 testified that Mr. Both victims testified that Mr. Acy repeatedly beat them, threatened them at gunpoint and knifepoint, and threatened to kill them and their families if they called the police. In the course of the investigation, investigators reviewed Mr.
Assistant U. Attorneys Rebekah Ricketts and John Kull are prosecuting the case. District Judge Jane J. Boyle presided over trial.
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Friday, August 6, Acy now faces a minimum sentence of 15 years and up to life in federal prison. Topic s :.
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