- Associated Press - Friday, June 26, 2015

EL PASO, Texas (AP) - A third man linked to a West Texas gang and sex trafficking has been sentenced to federal prison.

Emmanual Lockhart was sentenced Friday to 20 years in prison. He was convicted in El Paso of conspiracy to commit sex trafficking in the ring that also operated in New Mexico, Nevada and Colorado.

Richard Gray was sentenced to three concurrent life prison terms Thursday. Gray was convicted of conspiracy to commit sex trafficking of persons, sex trafficking of children and sex trafficking by force, fraud and coercion. He received 10 years for transportation for prostitution.

Deion Lockhart was sentenced to three concurrent 25-year prison terms. Lockhart was convicted of conspiracy to commit sex trafficking of persons; sex trafficking by force, fraud and coercion; and aiding and abetting sex trafficking of children.

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