Convicted sex trafficker 'T-Rex' sentenced to 44.6 years in pris - WMC Action News 5 - Memphis, Tennessee

Convicted sex trafficker 'T-Rex' sentenced to 44.6 years in prison

Numerous witnesses testified that Yarbrough repeatedly enticed vulnerable women as young as 15 years old into prostitution with false promises of love, family, and prosperity. Numerous witnesses testified that Yarbrough repeatedly enticed vulnerable women as young as 15 years old into prostitution with false promises of love, family, and prosperity.

(WMC-TV) - A United States district judge sentenced Terrence "T-Rex" Yarbrough to 44 years and six months in federal prison for trafficking and food stamp fraud.

A jury convicted Yarbrough in December on 10 counts of sex trafficking and one count of conspiracy to commit food stamp fraud. Jurors saw "T-Rex" logos tattooed on four separate victims, and they heard that Yarbrough claimed that the victims had been branded as his property.

"[Tuesday's] sentence of 536 months in prison ensures Terrence Yarbrough, a ruthless predator who inflicted unspeakable physical and emotional harm upon vulnerable young women, is held accountable for his depraved acts," said U.S. Attorney for the Western District of Tennessee Edward L. Stanton III. "We will continue to prosecute those who engage in such reprehensible conduct."

At the trial, victims recounted a series of violent acts perpetrated by Yarbrough to coerce them into prostituting for him, including beatings with belts, wooden coat hangers, crowbars, padlocks attached to belts, and dog chains, according to a news release.

Numerous witnesses testified that Yarbrough repeatedly enticed vulnerable women as young as 15 years old into prostitution with false promises of love, family, and prosperity.

The case was investigated by the FBI and the U.S. Department of Agriculture Office of Inspector General, with assistance from the St. Louis Police Department. There is no parole in federal prison.

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