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Children of 'Prune the Goon' left behind after sex trafficking conviction

Two girls will now be without their mother, 20-year-old Victoria Wallace, for nearly two decades. Two girls will now be without their mother, 20-year-old Victoria Wallace, for nearly two decades.
Victims of the convicted teen sex trafficker included her own children. Victims of the convicted teen sex trafficker included her own children.

(WMC-TV) - A Memphis woman known as "Prune the Goon" was sentenced last week to 18 years in prison for child sex trafficking. Victims of the convicted teen sex trafficker included her own children.

Two girls will now be without their mother, 20-year-old Victoria Wallace, for nearly two decades.

"[Her] baby will be 19 years old when her mother comes home," said Victoria's brother, Kenneth Lee. "[The courtroom] was the worst feeling of my life, and I pray to God I never have to sit in something like that again."

Victoria Wallace is the youngest of 5 children. She also has a 4-year-old daughter.

Investigators say Wallace was a high-ranking member of a gang and used force and threats to control her victims. She put minors to work in prostitution in Memphis and New Orleans.

"That name surprised me," said Lee reffering to Wallace's second name, Prune the Goon. "As her brother I never heard that name until all of this came about."

Lee says his family is reeling from all of it and trying to cope. And they are trying to do what is best for his sister's two daughters.

"She asks where her mother is ... We've taken her to see Victoria several times. I don't think she really understands what is going on," said Lee.

Lee says the conviction not an easy process for his family.

"We're just taking it one day at a time and trying to keep these babies with a smile on their faces," said Lee.

Victoria Wallace's mother has custody of her two daughters. Wallace is behind bars in Mason, Tennessee in the federal prison.

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