Trial Begins for Alleged Violent Pimp Accused of Sex Trafficking Minor Girl

Allen Nash, a violent pimp who used Facebook to recruit underage girls and women for sex work, did not want his girls sleeping through the night when they could be making him money, a federal prosecutor said Tuesday.When one of them did so out of exhaustion, he dragged her out of a motel bed and "broke a toilet with her head."That's what Assistant U.S. Attorney Myria Wynn Boehm told a federal jury during the opening of Nash's child sex trafficking trial, which was delayed by Nash's repeated outbursts and disruptions.Nash, 31, a convicted felon from Dallas, also is charged with conspiracy to commit sex trafficking, transportation of a minor to engage in commercial sex acts; illegally possessing ammunition; and sex trafficking through force, fraud or coercion. If convicted, he faces up to life in prison.He has been in federal custody since his 2015 arrest. Prosecutors say Nash and two co-defendants trafficked women for sex at a Dallas brothel called the Doll House. Nash also is accused of traveling to Shreveport, La., with a 17-year-old he met on Facebook to sell her for sex. The other defendants, the owner and a manager of the brothel, have pleaded guilty and are awaiting sentencing.Nash's trial got underway almost two hours late due to what U.S. District Judge Jane Boyle called his disruptive behavior and delay tactics.  Continue reading...

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