A man convicted of selling a woman and a girl to men for sex over a nine-month period has been sentenced to 99 years in prison in the first human trafficking case to be tried in Navarro County.
“This case was downright disturbing,” Navarro County District Attorney Will Dixon said in a press release Tuesday.
Corey Deshundon Henderson, 40, has been held in the Navarro County Jail in lieu of bonds totaling more than $460,000 since his arrest in March 2018.
He was originally charged with two counts of trafficking of persons/continuous, sexual assault of a child, engaging in organized criminal activity and driving without a license.
He was held without bond on a parole violation.
A jury returned the 99 year sentence last week in 13th State District Court after convicting Henderson on one count of continuous trafficking of persons for selling “one adult and one child to various men for sex over a period of time between March and December of 2018,” Navarro County District Attorney William Dixon said in a press release Tuesday.
The victims were advertised on Backpage.com and were forced into prostitution, Dixon said.
“Jurors heard evidence that Henderson would slap, punch and choke his victims when they told him that they didn’t want to participate. Henderson would also utilize drugs and withhold food to gain compliance,” Dixon said.