FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) — Two North Texas men have been pleaded guilty to sex trafficking charges involving teenage girls.
A prosecutor on Thursday announced that Craig Jerome Gadley Jr. and Joshua Alexander Smith, both of Mansfield, entered their pleas the day before in a federal courtroom in Fort Worth.
Gadley pleaded guilty to one count of sex trafficking a minor, a 16-year-old lured into prostitution. The 22-year-old Gadley faces 10 years to more than life in prison and a $250,000 fine.
Smith, who's 24, pleaded guilty to one count of sex trafficking by force, fraud and coercion related to the case of a 19-year-old girl who became a prostitute. Smith faces 15 years to more than life in prison and a $250,000 fine.
Sentencings are set for Feb. 19.