Gang member convicted of sex trafficking of a child

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CORPUS CHRISTI (KIII NEWS) - A 25-year-old Corpus Christi man has been found guilty on charges of sex trafficking of a child as young as 14 years old back in May.

According to acting U.S. Attorney Abe Martinez, Marcus Anthony Tunchez had a one-day trial on Dec. 14 before U.S. District Judge Nelva Gonzales Ramos. A verdict came back guilty late Monday.

The case stemmed from a joint investigation targeting gang members in the Corpus Christi area who were suspected of narcotics trafficking and sex trafficking of children. Tunchez was identified as a suspect and member of the Mexican Mafia, and was involved in both methamphetamine distribution and sex trafficking.

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