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Houston man sentenced to prison after second sex trafficking conviction

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Posted at 10:41 PM, Jul 18, 2019
and last updated 2019-07-18 23:41:05-04

HOUSTON, TX — A Houston man has been sentenced to 270 months in prison after his second conviction relating to sex trafficking of minors.

Forty five-year-old Ronnie Presley pleaded guilty on March 14, 2019. Today, he was sentenced to 270 months in prison to be followed by 20 years of supervised release. Presley will again be ordered to register as a sex offender.

Presley was previously convicted on October 4, 2012, of conspiracy to commit sex trafficking, coercion and enticement, and transportation as part of Operation Total Exposure. He was later sentenced to 96 months in prison.

While on supervised release for those offenses, Presley was indicted by a federal grand jury in 2017 for similar offenses. Once released from prison for the 2012 conviction, Presley violated his supervised release and was sentenced to 11 months imprisonment.

While serving that sentence, Presley continued to cause a minor female to engage in commercial sex. Presley continued to control the minor victim via jail calls and communications with third parties. In one instance, the girl went to the detention facility where Presley was incarcerated and added money to his commissary account.

Presley has been and will remain in custody pending transfer to a U.S. Bureau of Prisons facility to be determined in the near future.