Sex Trafficking, Obscenity charges brought against former Amarillo resident

AMARILLO - A federal court brought three charges -- including two of attempted sex trafficking of a child -- against a former Amarillo resident, according to the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Texas.

Xzavion Dayshaun Ragsdale, 19, also faces a single count of attempted transfer of obscene material to a child. He made his first appearance in federal court Wednesday.

The first count of the indictment alleges Ragsdale tried to recruit an underage individual, identified only as "J.B.," for a commercial sex act last New Year's Eve. The second count of the indictment alleges similar details with an individual identified as "A.M." in March.

Court records allege that Ragsdale, who now resides in Dallas, also tried to transfer obscene material to someone under 16-years-old. The locations of all three supposed incidents were not immediately given.

The Amarillo Police Department, U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement, and Homeland Security Investigations took part in the investigation, according to officials.

Ragsdale was ordered to remain in federal custody until a possible hearing on Monday.