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HOUSTON — A southwest Houston man pleaded guilty Thursday to conspiring to sex traffic three adult women by means of force and violence in Houston and other locations across the country.
This investigation is being conducted by the Human Trafficking Rescue Alliance (HTRA). The following agencies participate in HTRA: U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement's (ICE) Homeland Security Investigations (HSI), Houston Police Department, FBI, Texas Attorney General's Office, IRS’s Criminal Investigation, Department of Labor, Department of State, Texas Alcoholic and Beverage Commission, Texas Department of Public Safety, U.S. Coast Guard, Harris County (Texas) Sheriff’s Office, Montgomery County (Texas) Sheriff’s Office, Harris County District Attorney's Office, Montgomery County District Attorney's Office, and Fort Bend County District Attorney's Office.
Marquis - Holmes - Katy - Texas - June
Marquis Holmes, 28, from Katy, Texas, pleaded guilty June 13 to one count of conspiracy to engage in sex trafficking by means of force, fraud and coercion; two counts of transportation to engage in prostitution; and two counts of enticing and coercing another to travel in interstate commerce for prostitution.
From June 2015 until his arrest in March 2018, Holmes scoured social media websites to recruit women, often under false pretenses, to work as prostitutes for him. Under threat of violence and actual violence, Holmes prostituted two of these women in Houston and Austin, Texas; New Orleans,...
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