FORT WORTH (AP) — A 26-year-old North Texas man must serve life in federal prison after he was convicted of helping run a sex trafficking ring exploiting underage girls.

Prosecutors on Thursday described Demarcus Davis, “Zigg” of Fort Worth as a “violent pimp” who recruited, controlled and profited off girls providing commercial sex acts.

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Davis was convicted in April of sex trafficking of children. He was sentenced Monday in Fort Worth.

Prosecutors say another man also convicted of sex trafficking-related counts was earlier sentenced to life in prison, while a third man convicted in the case received a 35-year term.

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A fourth man, who pleaded guilty to obstruction of enforcement, must serve more than five years in prison for threatening a victim and her toddler to keep the mother from cooperating with investigators.


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