Houston Rapper Convicted On Sex Trafficking Charges
Jaimian Sims, a member of the Houston rap group "The Sauce Factory" was convicted for Conspiracy and Sex Trafficking in federal court yesterday.
According to a media release from the US. Attorney's Office, Southern District of Texas, Sams trafficked a minor and adult women.
One of the stories the jury heard was from an adult victim who claims she feared Sims because he assaulted other women and always kept a gun. The underage victim testified that Sims arranged for her to be provided with a fake ID to check into a room, and that he instructed an adult to photograph her for solicitous ads. She said she wanted to be arrested so Sims wouldn't suspect her of talking to police on her own.
Though his defense tried to explain to the jury that these alleged victims engaged in sex willingly and he never used force to get them to perform, the jury just wasn’t hearing it.
KTRK-TV reports that the jurors deliberated 8 hours before reaching a guilty verdict.
Sims faces up to 10 years to life in prison and a $250,000 fine.
He will be sentenced August 14th.
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