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3 Arrested and Indicted on Charges of Sex Trafficking

3 Arrested and Indicted on Charges of Sex Trafficking

Plano, Texas: Attorney Damien M. Diggs of the United States Attorney’s Office in the Eastern District of Texas has charged three people from North Texas with crimes related to sex trafficking.

In the Eastern District of Texas, a grand jury returned an indictment charging William McKinnley Garland, 40, of Plano; Jalen Alexander Bobo, 24, of Dallas; and Robberta Marie Khan, 27, of Euless. The charges against all three included aiding and abetting, coercion, and enticement. Conspiracy to commit sex trafficking by coercion, fraud, or force is another charge against Garland and Bobo.

After several years of investigation, the Plano Police Department finally returned with an indictment against Garland and other members of a sex trafficking organization.

Evidence surfaced suggesting that Garland allegedly hired young women as escorts. But once they were seduced, Garland or others working for him allegedly used violence and threats of violence to coerce them into performing commercial sex.

The organization operated throughout Collin County, according to evidence seized by law enforcement. Garland was taken into custody on December 11, 2023, following the execution of a federal search warrant at his Plano home.

Garland and Bobo could receive a maximum sentence of life in federal prison if found guilty. Khan faces a maximum sentence of 20 years in federal prison.

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