Houston man convicted for sex trafficking 15-year-old allegedly used ‘meth, a gun, and intimidation’ to control victim
A 31-year-old Houston man has been found guilty of trafficking a 15-year-old girl for commercial sex by using force, fraud or coercion, the United States Department of Justice announced Monday.
3 men sentenced for smuggling women from Cuba into the US, making them work in Houston-area strip clubs
Three men were sentenced to prison for smuggling women into the United States from Cuba and making them work in Houston-area strip clubs, the United States Department of Justice announced Wednesday.
‘Human trafficking is going to happen’: The darker side of sporting events ahead of the Final Four
In the first two months of 2023, Houston police made 298 arrests dealing with prostitution, purchasing prostitution, and human trafficking. With hundreds of thousands of fans expected in the Bayou City through Monday during the NCAA Final Four, advocates and law enforcement are gearing up for human trafficking cases.
Houston man sentenced to 40 years in prison for sex trafficking minors
HOUSTON – A man is serving a massive sentence after he was convicted on sex trafficking charges. According to a news release, 25-year-old Romello Lee was charged with one count of trafficking a minor for commercial sex and one county of trafficking a minor by force for commercial sex. Lee was sentenced to 480 months (40 years) in federal prison. During his sentence, Lee will have to “comply with numerous requirements designed to restrict his access to children and the internet. He has also been ordered to register as a sex offender.”