Sentencing Postponed Again for Friend of Man Accused of Forcing Teen Into Prostitution

Staff Report
NewsWest 9

Sentencing has been postponed again in the case of the friend of the man accused of forcing a 14-year-old girl into prostitution.

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

He was scheduled to be sentenced on October third but his lawyers asked for a continuance.

So the date was set for Tuesday but it was rescheduled again.

As of Friday, Rounds' sentencing date is set for next Thursday.

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

Deputies in Eden, Texas, found out 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.

The pair made their way to Odessa where he then advertised her for sex on the Internet and forced her into prostitution.

Phea was sentenced in September to 26 years behind bars.