Former UTEP football player Timothy McCullouch has been charged in connection with a sex trafficking ring. He played defensive back for UTEP in 2006 and 2007. Until being charged in connection with a sex trafficking ring run by the El Paso street gang, Folk Nation-Gangster Disciples he was a juvenile probation officer. From the El Paso Times:
Federal officials said that gang members allegedly forced teenage girls and women to work as prostitutes in El Paso, Albuquerque, Las Vegas, Killeen, Texas, and Colorado.
An indictment unsealed Wednesday alleges that McCullouch “did knowingly recruit, entice, harbor, transport, provide, obtain and maintain a person” who was under the age of 18 and that he knew the victim “would be caused to engage in a commercial sex act.”
McCullouch was arrested Friday following an investigating involving the FBI, U.S. Homeland Security Investigations, the Bureau of Alcohol,Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives and the El Paso police Gang Unit.
He is facing life in prison if convicted.