A Southwest Virginia woman was sentenced to serve twenty-three years in prison for sex trafficking, child abuse, and numerous child pornography related charges. Angela Renee Dowell-Wilson, 34, previously pled guilty to thirteen felony charges ranging from commercial sex trafficking to the solicitation of child pornography. She was sentenced Monday in Russell County Circuit Court.
Assistant Commonwealth’s Attorney Reece Robertson presented digital evidence to show that the defendant planned to engage in sexual activity with a child and an adult male. Additionally, the Commonwealth’s evidence proved that the defendant solicited, produced, and distributed child pornography.
This case was initiated because a citizen came forward and made a complaint to the Russell County Sheriff’s Office, said Russell County Commonwealth’s Attorney Zack Stoots. That complaint resulted in an extensive investigation which led to the arrest and conviction of Dowell-Wilson and her co-defendant, Tennessee native, Corey Parton. Stoots also stated, “my office is committed to protecting children in our community. We will continue to aggressively prosecute crimes of this nature and hope that this sentence deters others from committing similar offenses.”
This case was investigated by the Russell County Sheriff’s Office, with the assistance of the Virginia State Police and Tennessee Bureau of Investigation.