Sherman native Andrea Birdow, 24, pleaded guilty to conspiracy to commit sex trafficking of children in a Louisiana federal court in 2014. Birdow was sentenced to time served and one year of supervised release this month.

Sherman native Andrea Birdow, 24, pleaded guilty to conspiracy to commit sex trafficking of children in a Louisiana federal court in 2014. Birdow was sentenced to time served and one year of supervised release this month.


Accomplice Taurean Jackson, 26, of Dallas, was sentenced to 22 years in federal prison, 10 years of supervised release and will have to register as a sex offender.


According to a federal indictment, Birdow and Jackson posted an advertisement for a female that was "ready and more than willing to fulfill all of your erotic needs and desires" through an online classified website. Undercover law enforcement responded to the advertisement and arranged for a "date" at the Metairie hotel in Louisiana.


Birdow and Jackson then transported a 16-year-old Mesquite-area girl from Texas to Louisiana to engage in commercial sex acts. Authorities arrest Birdow and the 16-year-old victim at the hotel.


The indictment also said that Jackson would control Birdow by beating, choking and burning her with cigarettes. Jackson and Birdow would provide alcohol and illicit drugs to the victim to control her, encourage her to perform, and "maintain her as an employee."


Jackson received an enhanced sentence because of prior convictions. In 2009 in Texas, he was found guilty of compelling prostitution of an individual under the age of 18 and sexual assault of a child.


The Herald Democrat reached out to Birdow for comment via Facebook. She did not respond.