MEMPHIS, TN (abc24.com) - A Memphis man could spend life in prison after a jury found him guilty on multiple counts of sex trafficking, as well as one count of food stamp fraud.
Terrence "T-Rex" Yarbrough, 37, was convicted in federal court Wednesday on 10 counts of sex trafficking and one count of conspiracy to commit food stamp fraud.
During the trial, victims told the jury Yarbrough forced them into prostitution by beating them with items such as belts, coat hangers, crowbars and dog chains. They also testified to accounts of being thrown down stairs, burned with irons, having their heads smashed in car doors and being scalded with boiling water.
Jurors also heard testimony that Yarbrough conspired with two other defendants, one being his own mother, to fraudulently obtain food stamps. Both defendants have already pleaded guilty to related charges.
Terrence Yarbrough faces a minimum sentence of 15 years in prison without parole, and a maximum sentence of life in prison. His sentencing hearing is scheduled for April 18, 2013.