Dallas man gets 22 years for sex trafficking

theGRIO REPORT - Last February, Keith Williams – also known as Chucky Blood – pleaded guilty to trafficking of minors, and was recently sentenced to 22 years in prison.

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Last February, Keith Williams, also known as Chucky Blood, pleaded guilty to trafficking of minors.

He was recently sentenced to 22 years in prison. His accomplice and girlfriend will serve a similar sentence.

The 24-year-old man and Erin Patton both pleaded guilty to trafficking a 14-year-old Jane Doe who ran away from home back in September 2012, reports the Dallas News.

Court records state that the girl eventually met Patton, who took the runaway into her home. In exchange for letting the girl stay with her, she had the girl advertise herself on Backpage and Mocospace. She would then drive the girl to meet with men, after which she and Williams would split the money which was paid for the 14-year-old.

Two months after their first encounter, the girl ran away from home once again, and Patton took her in once more, telling her she could pay her rent by offering sexual favors to Backpage clients. At that point, Williams was arrested for a non-related offense, while Patton continued to work the teen, who eventually left and went home.

In April of 2013, the cycle continued when Jane Doe got in touch with Patton again, and records show that Williams, too, also had sex with the minor.

In May, police officers found the girl sitting in a car parked in an area that is known for prostitution. Williams eventually went to get the girl, during which time he admitted to their arrangement and to knowing that she was a minor.