A Fort Worth pimp known as “Zigg” has been sentenced to life in federal prison for sex-trafficking children in a statewide operation that existed for more than a year. U.S. District Judge Reed C. O’Connor sentenced Demarcus Davis, 26, on Monday. In April, a federal jury found Davis along with Herman “Pooh” Sanders, 29, and Pierre “Pedro or P.” Lagrone guilty of conspiracy to commit sex trafficking of underage girls.
In June 2015, an ad appeared on Backpage com in Texas with a series of alluring photos of a naked woman, who described herself to potential dates as “fun, young, exotic,” and “ready to be your fantasy girl.” By the end of the month, the woman had been murdered by a customer who responded to the ad. He set her corpse on fire in an attempt to destroy the evidence.
GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. – Leslie King spent 20 years living the pain and trauma of sexual exploitation on the streets of Grand Rapids. King was molested at 8 years old and sold into prostitution by the time she turned 15. A victim turned fighter, King has spent every year since 2003 building a community for women like her. King said Sacred Beginnings was the first ever survivor-led outreach and recovery