AMARILLO, TX (KFDA) - Two men were sentenced to federal prison in the Amarillo Federal Court.
Xzavion Ragsdale, 19, of Dallas, plead guilty to one account of attempted sex trafficking of a child. Ragsdale, was using Facebook to recruit and entice teenage females for prostitution.
He tried to recruit a 15 year old girl online to work for him, but the supposed teenager was actually an undercover Task Force Officer. Court records show he told her "you can make 2500 in a week if you really put the work into it."
Ragsdale apologized to the court and said he was aware that he must be punished. He was sentenced to 10 years in a federal prison and 10 years of supervised release.
Alexander Jimenez, 28, of Amarillo plead guilty to one count of receiving a visual depiction of a minor engaging in sexually explicit conduct. In early February 2014, a search warrant was executed and Jimenez's laptop was seized.
A forensic analysis of the computer revealed he was in possession of approximately 4,389 images and 291 videos of child pornography. Jimenez admitted to using the computer to receive, trade, and view child pornography. He also admitted to sharing more than 1,000 files of child pornography on the internet.
In court, U.S. Attorneys presented evidence of chat logs Jimenez participated in, which discussed sexually explicit relations he had or wanted to have with preteen boys.
Jimenez was order to pay $125,000 in restitution to five unnamed boys, each will receive $25,000. He was sentenced to 20 years in a federal prison and 30 years of supervised release.
The case was brought as part of Project Safe Childhood, a nationwide initiative to combat the growing epidemic of child sexual exploitation and abuse. For information about Project Safe Childhood, visit the Department of Justice's website. For more information about internet safety education, visit the Department of Justice's website and click on the "resources" tab.