Pearland man accused of sex trafficking minors

- A Pearland man charged with sex trafficking minors appeared in court Tuesday.

Dihlon Lee Davis, 20, is charged with sex trafficking of a minor by force, fraud, or coercion.

According to court documents, a student showed an Alvin ISD police officer a text message circulating on social media of Davis asking a student if they wanted to prostitute last year.  Investigators say Davis had several underage victims at an Alvin ISD school.

According to court documents, Davis told investigators the victims approached him about prostituting and he helped them rent a room and drove the girls around.

Alvin ISD released a statement:

Last April, Alvin ISD administrators and police officers were
investigating an altercation that occurred between multiple students
at Manvel High School. The conflict started after an accusation was
made claiming that one of the students was involved in illicit
activity, unrelated to the campus. Alvin ISD Police Officers broadened
the scope of their investigation to determine the validity of this
accusation.

It was quickly identified that another law enforcement agency, the
Texas Department of Public Safety, was actively investigating a
20-year-old adult male who happened to be an acquaintance of one of
the student’s involved in the altercation. The basis of the broader
DPS investigation was not focused on activity occurring at the campus
and therefore the ongoing investigation was continued by the outside
law enforcement agency.

Alvin ISD assigned appropriate discipline to the students that were
involved in the altercation. At the point when the incomplete
investigation shifted away from the Alvin ISD Police Department, there
was no conclusive evidence indicating that our students had been
involved in illicit activity.
 

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