A Jefferson County jury has convicted a Silsbee man for human trafficking. 25-year old Johnny
Ray Matlock trafficked four female victims, two of them minors, by forcing them to have sex
with buyers for money. Following his conviction, Matlock waived his right of appeal and
accepted a 60 year sentence. Matlock also pleaded guilty to unlawful possession of a firearm, in
which he received at 10 year sentence. This was the first human trafficking case ever prosecuted
in Jefferson County.