Texas father sentenced for forcing teen daughter into prostitution


A Houston-area father has been sentenced to 30 years in prison for forcing his daughter into prostitution.

Scott Rodney Robinson, 46, was convicted of aggravated compelling of prostitution, KTRK reports. The father's 16-year-old daughter told authorities that her father forced her to work for him as a prostitute as punishment for her having sex with boys.

Robinson allegedly told her that if she was going to act like a prostitute she might as well be one, according to a statement from the Harris County DA's office.

The statement also stated that Robinson forced his daughter to service truck drivers who had parked at area truck stops, and the girl testified that she had multiple customers nightly.

Robinson allegedly began advertising her and posting pictures of her in suggestive poses.

Court records show Robinson has an extensive criminal history including drug possession, burglary, criminal trespass, unauthorized use of a vehicle and auto theft.

KTRK has learned that the teen's stepbrother allegedly drove her to the hotel, and has been arrested.