Guilty pleas from pair accused in El Paso sex trafficking case
EL PASO (KTSM) — It's a pair of guilty pleas from a pair of accused gang members charged in an El Paso sex trafficking case.
Kiry Hakeem Nalls and Grant Rutledge were indicted this past summer after a woman told police she was held captive at an East El Paso motel, abused and forced her into prostitution.
According to federal court records, Nalls pleaded guilty on January 30 to a count of forced labor. He is scheduled for sentencing on April 14 and faces up to 20 years in prison.
Records indicated Rutledge pleaded guilty on February 3 to misprison of a felony (failing to report a felony). Rutledge faces up to three years behind bars and will be sentenced on March 31.
The U.S. Attorney's Office has accused both men of being members of the Folk Nation/Gangster Disciples street gang.