A 67-year-old man was convicted of sex trafficking of a minor in the Corpus Christi area after a 10-day trial in federal court.
David Wills, of San Antonio, was found guilty of conspiring with Maria Losoya to traffic a minor girl when she was 10 years old, according to a news release from the U.S. Attorney’s Office.
Wills is the founder and part-owner of Global Blue Technologies.
The pair used their cellphones to arrange meetings where Wills would sexually assault the victim, the release states.
The sexual assaults occurred from 2012 to 2015 at Wills’ residences, Loyosa’s residence in Brownsville and hotels and motels in the Corpus Christi area, the release states.
“The jury heard testimony that Wills promised to pay for the victim’s college tuition if Losoya allowed him to sexually assault the young girl,” the release reads. “Wills also reimbursed Losoya for gifts to the victim and expenditures she would otherwise not have been able to afford.”
The gifts included an iPad, Bose headphones, a TV, an Apple laptop, a trampoline, a swimming pool and a school trip to Washington D.C., the release states.
The victim reported the assaults in April 2015.
Losoya pleaded guilty in 2017 and testified at Wills’ trial.
A witness said they saw Wills and Losoya meet at a Portland Hotel in March 2014. Testimony also revealed Wills took his assistant’s computer and destroyed it to prevent law enforcement from seizing and reviewing it, the release states.
Wills, who had 12 attorneys representing him, took the stand and admitted to having an affair with Losoya but denied any sexual contact with the victim, the release states.
“The jury ultimately returned guilty verdicts on one count of conspiracy to commit sex trafficking, seven counts each of sex trafficking and coercion/enticement, one count of attempted coercion/enticement and one count of conspiracy to obstruct justice,” the release reads.
He faces up to life in prison.
Sentencing will be at a later date.
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