Amarillo Man Sentenced for Prostitution Scheme Involving Odessa Minor

Staff Report
NewsWest 9

A man who forced a young girl into prostitution in Odessa will have a long time to think about his crime.

25-year-old Brian Phea was sentenced to a little more than 26 years in prison.

Back in July, he was found guilty of child sex trafficking and promoting prostitution on the Internet.

Phea met the 14-year-old girl on the social media website "Tagged."

He soon bought her a ticket to Amarillo so he could take care of her.

The two eventually made their way Odessa where Phea forced the teen into prostitution.

Phea advertised the girl on several sexually oriented websites.

When the teen made it clear that she did not want to sell her body, Phea hit her so hard it ruptured her ear drum.

He also tased her with a stun gun.