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Polywood Crips gangsters indicted in child sex trafficking case

A Fort Worth prostitution investigation has led to the federal indictments of six people, while three others have pleaded guilty.
A Fort Worth prostitution investigation has led to the federal indictments of six people, while three others have pleaded guilty.

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.

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.

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