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Three Arrested and Indicted in 2018 Human Trafficking Case That Resulted in the Death of an 18 Year-Old Victim

Collin County District Attorney Greg Willis announced the indictments and arrests of three individuals related to the 2018 death of Julia Wells, 18, on the North Dallas Tollway.

The Collin County Grand Jury returned three indictments against Mark Alan Dailey, 51, of Plano for Trafficking Resulting in Death, Trafficking, and Compelling Prostitution. The Grand Jury also indicted Nikki Jordan, 48, of Ft. Worth for Trafficking and Compelling Prostitution, and Anna Hudson, 42, of Mabank for Trafficking. These indictments were handed down by a Collin County Grand Jury on May 2nd, 2024, and these individuals were arrested by law enforcement on June 4th, 2024.

“These indictments and arrests mark the end of a years-long multi-agency investigation into the death of Julia Wells, and hopefully this will serve as the first step in seeking justice for Julia in a court of law,” said Willis. “Sex trafficking will not be tolerated in Texas and I’d like to thank all our law enforcement partners for their hard work in helping to secure these indictments, especially Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton and his prosecutors and investigators working in the Human Trafficking and Transnational/Organized Crime Section.”

According to the indictments, in April of 2018 Dailey, Jordan, and Hudson were all involved in the trafficking of young women, including Wells and at least one other woman, and Dailey and Jordan were involved in compelling women into committing prostitution.

“Trafficking” is defined by Texas law as transporting, enticing, recruiting, harboring, providing, or otherwise obtaining another person by any means. “Compelling Prostitution” is defined as causing another person by force, threats, coercion, or fraud to commit prostitution.

These cases will be prosecuted by the Collin County District Attorney’s Office with the assistance of the Texas Attorney General’s Office. The Texas Department of Public Safety Texas Ranger Division/Special Operations Group and the Dallas Police Department Homicide Unit both helped in the investigation and the arrests in this case.

Under state Texas law, Trafficking Resulting in Death is a first-degree felony which carries a potential maximum sentence of Life in prison upon a conviction, and Trafficking and Compelling Prostitution are second-degree felonies that carry 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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