Man sentenced to 7 years in human trafficking case

Co-defendant took a plea deal and will be sentenced in September

Xavier Green found guilty in human trafficking case. (Copyright 2022 by KSAT - All rights reserved.)

SAN ANTONIO – A 21-year-old man was sentenced to seven years in prison on Thursday in his human trafficking trial.

Xavier Green was convicted of trafficking a 16-year-old girl back in 2020 on Wednesday.

One day before, the victim took the stand to testify, explaining that she met Green and another man named Jamarterious Lawrence online. She testified that, when she ran away from home, they offered to pick her up.

She said they took her to an abandoned apartment on Blanco Road and the three of them stayed there drinking, smoking marijuana and having consensual sex. At some point, she said that it turned into sexual assault and prostitution.

The co-defendant, Lawrence, took a plea deal and will be sentenced in September.

Jamarterious Lawrence and Xavier Green were arrested for sexually assaulting a 16-year-old girl and forcing her into prostitution. (KSAT)


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