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Northern District of Texas

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Friday, February 3, 2017

“Pimp” Sentenced to 216 Months in Federal Prison in Child Sex Trafficking Case

Defendant Admitted Pimping a 16-Year-Old Girl in Wichita Falls and Dallas

DALLAS — Edric Norvell Robinson, Sr., 46, of Dallas, was sentenced by U.S. District Judge Ed Kinkeade to 216 months in federal prison, following his guilty plea in April 2016 to one count of sex trafficking of children related to his pimping a 16-year-old girl in Dallas and Wichita Falls, Texas, announced U.S. Attorney John Parker of the Northern District of Texas.

In addition, at Wednesday’s sentencing hearing, Judge Kinkeade ordered that Robinson must serve a 15-year term of supervised release after serving his custody sentence. He must also register as a lifetime sex offender.

According to documents filed in his case, from approximately April 7, 2014, through August 19, 2014, Robinson knowingly recruited, enticed, harbored and transported a 16-year-old minor female, whom he caused to engage in a commercial sex act.

Project Safe Childhood (PSC) is a Department of Justice initiative that aims to combat the proliferation of technology-facilitated sexual exploitation crimes against children. Led by U.S. Attorneys’ Offices and the Criminal Division’s Child Exploitation and Obscenity Section, PSC marshals federal, state, tribal and local resources to better locate, apprehend and prosecute individuals who exploit children via the Internet, as well as to identify and rescue victims. These cases include prosecutions of child sex trafficking; sexual abuse of a minor or ward; child pornography offenses; obscene visual representation of the sexual abuse of children; selling or buying of children; and many more statutes. To learn more about PSC’s work, please visit: https://www.justice.gov/psc.

The Texas Department of Public Safety and U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s (ICE) Homeland Security Investigations (HSI), both members of the North Texas Anti-Trafficking Taskforce (NTATT), investigated the case.

Assistant U.S. Attorneys Cara Foos Pierce was in charge of the prosecution.

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Human Trafficking
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Updated February 3, 2017