Six defendants, including several with ties to the Polywood Crips street gang in Fort Worth, have been indicted in a sex-trafficking conspiracy, and three others have pleaded guilty in the case, the U.S. attorney’s office announced Monday.
The indictment accuses the group of participating in a prostitution ring that included the trafficking of children.
The defendants indicted were: Chad Johnson, “Ocho Hood Fame,” 24; Diwone Nobles, “Pooh,” 32; Audry Lane, “Spud,” 29; Deon Bonner, “Spanish Fly,” 26; Stanley Johnson, “Pee Wee,” 24; and Katelyn Michelle Ward, “KD,” 24.
The indictment includes charges of conspiracy to commit sex trafficking, sex trafficking of children and sex trafficking through force, fraud or coercion.
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Each defendant faces life in prison, according to the attorney’s office.
Three other defendants, who are scheduled to be sentenced in January, pleaded guilty to the following charges last week:
- Jessica Arnold, 23: One count of using a facility of interstate commerce in aid of a racketeering enterprise.
- Serrah “Kristen” Arnold, 28: One count of using a facility of interstate commerce in aid of a racketeering enterprise.
- Alvin “Spank” Lane: One count of conspiracy to commit sex trafficking of children.
Most of the defendants in the case were arrested in July.
This report contains information from the Star-Telegram archives.