Local man held without bond in sex trafficking, child porn case

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WACO, Texas (KWTX) A federal magistrate ordered a local man detained Tuesday without bond while the defendant awaits more court appearances in a case that involves child sex trafficking and production of child pornography.

Devontray Quintera Bass of Temple was remanded to federal custody without bond and pending more hearings in his case, which also involves Riheem Rexdual Robinson, a co-defendant, who also remains in federal custody.

Bass, on July 26, entered a not guilty plea to the charges against him and Robinson pleaded not guilty to identical charges on June 20, court records show.

A federal grand jury indicted each man on two counts of trafficking that individually involved two victims, both female and both younger than 18.

The indictment alleges the men acted together to produce child pornography.

One of the trafficking incidents dates to April 30, 2012, the latter to October, 2016.

The indictment details that in each case the victim “would be caused to engage in a commercial sex act,” at the defendant’s direction.

The indictment also explains the men coerced a minor “to engage in sexually explicit conduct for the purpose of producing a visual depiction of such conduct.”

Robinson did not appear in court on Tuesday, but is set for a re-arraignment hearing on Sept. 18.