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Atlanta Man Indicted in Sex Trafficking Case in Collin County

Collin County District Attorney Greg Willis announces the indictments of Sheldon Vonshey Evans, 38, of Atlanta, Georgia, related to the trafficking, kidnapping, and unlawful sexual contact with a 16 year old child in Richardson, Texas, in December of 2022.

The Collin County Grand Jury returned three indictments on June 4th against Sheldon Vonshey Evans, for the criminal offenses of Trafficking of a Child, Aggravated Kidnapping and Indecency with a Child by Sexual Contact.

According to the indictments and the Richardson Police arrest affidavits in this case, in December of 2022 Evans met a 16 year old child in the Atlanta, Georgia area and Evans arranged for the child to travel to Texas. Evans picked up the child at DFW Airport and transported her to his apartment where the sexual assault took place. Evans also purchased lingerie for the child to “look and dress older so she could make money.” Evans told the child to refer to him as “SP” for “Skinny Pimp” or “Daddy.” The child began to fear for her safety and contacted her mother in Georgia. The mother then contacted the Richardson Police Department, who located the child and arrested Evans.

“Sex trafficking will not be tolerated in our community, and I’d like to thank the Richardson Police Department for their rapid response and rescue of this child,” said Willis.

These cases will be prosecuted by the Collin County District Attorney’s Office Child Exploitation Unit (CEU).

Under Texas state law, Trafficking of a Child and Aggravated Kidnapping are both first-degree felony offenses which carry a potential maximum sentence of Life in prison upon a conviction, and Indecency with a Child by Sexual Contact is a second-degree felony that carries a potential maximum sentence of 20 years in prison upon conviction.

An indictment is merely an allegation of criminal conduct, not evidence. All defendants are presumed innocent until proven guilty in a court of law.

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