June 29, 2015

Former El Paso County Juvenile Probation Officer/Gang Member Sentenced to 18 Years in Federal Prison for Sex Trafficking Violations

In El Paso this morning, 30-year-old Timothy Keith McCullouch, Jr., a former El Paso County Juvenile Probation Officer, who is also a Folk Nation/Gangster Disciples member, was sentenced to 18 years in federal prison for federal sex trafficking violations announced Acting United States Attorney Richard L. Durbin, Jr., Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) Special Agent in Charge Waldemar Rodriguez and Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) Special Agent in Charge Douglas E. Lindquist, El Paso Division.

In addition to the prison term, United States District Judge Philip R. Martinez ordered that McCullouch pay a $2,500 fine and be placed on supervised release for a period of ten years after completing his prison term.

On January 16, 2015, jurors found Timothy McCullouch, Jr. and three other gang members—25-year-old Richard Gray, 26-year-old Deion Lockhart and 24-year-old Emmanual Lockhart—guilty of conspiracy to commit sex trafficking of persons.

Testimony during trial revealed that between May 2012 and March 2013, the defendants were involved in the forced prostitution of juveniles and adults by the Folk Nation/Gangster Disciples street gang. The defendants used a combination of force, fraud, and coercion to compel their victims to engage in sexual activities for money in El Paso; Killeen, TX; Albuquerque, NM; Las Vegas, NV; and, in Colorado.

On June 26, 2015, Judge Martinez sentenced Emmanual Lockhart to 20 years’ imprisonment, Deion Lockhart to 25 years’ imprisonment, and Richard Gray to life imprisonment for their roles in the sex trafficking scheme.

This investigation was conducted by the ACTeam (Anti-Trafficking Coordination Team) comprised of personnel from Homeland Security Investigations (HSI), Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), and U.S. Department of Labor together with the El Paso Police Department Gang Unit and the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF).

Assistant United States Attorneys Rifian Newaz and Robert Almonte prosecuted these defendants on behalf of the Government.