Gangster pimps ‘Spud,’ ‘Spank’ sentenced for child sex trafficking
Posted by Domingo Ramirez Jr. | Star-Telegram | March 28, 2017
On Monday in a Fort Worth federal courtroom, Alvin “Spank” Lane, 32, received a sentence of 166 months in prison and a lifetime of supervised release. He had pleaded guilty to one count of conspiracy to engage in sex trafficking of children in October.
Audry “Spud” Lane, 29, got 280 months for the same federal charge. He pleaded guilty in November.
According to federal agents, the Lanes acted as pimps for girls, some as young as 16 and 17, and women they trafficked.
Some girls who did not obey were gang raped, federal agents said in federal court documents. Some gang members posted numerous videos and photos on Facebook instructing others on how to pimp. Videos also showed one gang member counting money with various sex trafficking victims, the release said.
Last month, three other gang members were sentenced to prison on federal charges of conspiracy to commit sex trafficking of children after pleading guilty. Deon “Spanish Fly” Bonner, 26, was sentenced to 30 years; Chad “Ocho Hood Fame” Johnson, 24, got 25 years; and Stanley “Pee Wee” Johnson, 24, received a sentence of 14 years
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