Man to be Sentenced for Having Child Pornography, Coercion of Minor

Staff Report
NewsWest 9

The friend of the man who forced a 14-year-old girl into prostitution is being sentenced on Wednesday.

27-year-old Trevin Rounds was found guilty of having child porn and coercion of a minor.

He faces a mandatory minimum of 10 years but he could get up to life in prison.

Deputies in Eden, Texas uncovered what was going on when the girl and rounds were pulled over for a traffic stop.

You'll remember, his friend, 25-year-old Brian Phea, met the girl on a website, told her he would take care of her and bought her a bus ticket from Houston to Amarillo.

Then the two made their way to Odessa where he advertised her for sex on the Internet and forced her into prostitution.

Phea was sentenced last week to 26 years behind bars.