FORT WORTH, Texas — A Fort Worth man was sentenced Monday to life in federal prison, announced Erin Nealy Cox U.S. Attorney of the Northern District of Texas.
This case was investigated by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s (ICE) Homeland Security Investigations (HSI), and the Texas police departments of Fort Worth, Tyler and Arlington.
Following a four-day trial in April 2018, Demarcus Davis, aka “Zigg,” 26, of Fort Worth, Texas, and co-conspirators, Herman Sanders, aka “Pooh,” 29, and Pierre Lagrone, “P” or “Pedro,” 34, were found guilty for their roles in a conspiracy to sex traffic underage girls. Lagrone and Sanders were previously sentenced by Judge O’Connor to life in federal prison and 420 months, respectively.
Earlier in this case, co-defendant Bruce Davis, aka, “Wheatie,” pleaded guilty to obstruction of enforcement. Davis threatened to harm Jane Doe 2, members of her family and her 1-year old child. Davis believed Jane Doe 2 was cooperating with law enforcement in the prosecutions of Demarcus and Kentrell Davis. Davis was sentenced in May 2018 by U.S. District Judge Reed C. O’Connor to 64 months in federal prison.
According to evidence presented at trial, Lagrone and Davis were violent pimps who recruited, controlled and profited off underage female victims through commercial sex acts. Lagrone and Davis recruited and advertised underage female victims for commercial sex acts. The defendants communicated with potential clients, collected proceeds, and paid for motels rooms and supplies. Lagrone and Davis kept almost all, if not all, of the proceeds of the commercial sex acts, providing only food, shelter and occasional clothing to the underage female victims. Sanders conspired with and assisted Lagrone in this sex trafficking.
Assistant U.S. Attorneys P.J. Meitl and Nicole Dana, Northern District of Texas, were in charge of the prosecution.