TEMPLE, Texas — In Waco today, a federal judge sentenced 26-year-old Riheem Rexdual Robinson (aka “Phat”) to 260 months in federal prison for sex trafficking two minors, announced U.S. Attorney John F. Bash and FBI Special Agent in Charge Christopher Combs, San Antonio Division, and Interim Temple Police Chief Jim Tobin.
In addition to the prison term, U.S. District Judge Alan Albright ordered that Robinson pay a $2,000 fine and be placed on supervised release for a period of ten years after completing his prison term.
On August 6, 2019, Robinson pleaded guilty to two counts of sex trafficking of children. By pleading guilty, Robinson admitted that in April 2012, he recruited, enticed, harbored and transported a minor and caused that minor to engage in a commercial sex act for which Robinson profited financially. Robinson also admitted to committing the same acts with a second minor in October 2016.
“Our children are our nation’s most precious resource,” said FBI San Antonio Division Special Agent in Charge Christopher Combs. “Those who would recruit and exploit them for the purpose of underage prostitution will have to answer for their despicable crimes, and that’s the strong message that was sent in today’s sentencing.”
The FBI and the Temple Police Department investigated this case. Assistant U.S. Attorneys Mary Kucera and Greg Gloff prosecuted this case on behalf of the government.
This case was brought as part of Project Safe Childhood, a nationwide initiative to combat the epidemic of child sexual exploitation and abuse launched in May 2006 by the Department of Justice. Led by U.S. Attorneys’ Offices and the Criminal Division’s Child Exploitation and Obscenity Section, Project Safe Childhood marshals federal, state and local resources to better locate, apprehend and prosecute individuals who exploit children via the Internet, as well as to identify and rescue victims. For more information about Project Safe Childhood, please visit www.projectsafechildhood.gov.