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Lubbock man facing child sex trafficking charge



A Lubbock County grand jury this week indicted a 29-year-old man accused of trafficking a 16-year-old girl for prostitution. 

Rodney Jackson Jr. is charged with a count of trafficking a child to engage in prostitution, a first-degree felony that carries a punishment of five years to life in prison. 

Jackson’s charge stems from a Lubbock police investigation on May 27 after a patrol officer stopped Jackson, who was driving a vehicle that was reported stolen, according to an arrest warrant. 

During the stop, Jackson and his passenger, a 16-year-old girl, were detained. 

The girl said she lived in Longview and gave the officer permission to look through her phone for the number of a relative who could fetch her, the warrant states.

While looking for the number, the officer found messages from what appeared to be prostitution customers inquiring about rates that suggested to the officer the girl was being prostituted.  


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