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A 31-year-old Washington woman is charged with sex trafficking a 6-year-old family member for Nike running shoes, cash and housing, federal authorities have announced.
The Spokane woman pleaded guilty to conspiracy to engage in sex trafficking and was sentenced to 23 years in prison on Wednesday, September 21, the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Eastern District of Washington said in a statement. hurry.
McClatchy News is not naming the woman or the man to protect the child’s identity.
She met the co-defendant on Plenty of Fish, a dating app, and sold the girl to him so he could sexually abuse her, prosecutors said in the press release. He also shot a video of himself raping the girl, according to the press release.
In exchange for providing him with “sexual access” to the girl, the woman was promised Nike shoes and given “small amounts of money” and accommodation, the statement said.
The man pleaded guilty to a child sex trafficking charge on June 8, as per his plea agreement. His sentencing is scheduled for December 7.
In addition to the prison sentence, the woman was also ordered to pay $29,346 in restitution.
“No amount of punishment can restore the innocence of the child, but our community is now safer and stronger. More importantly, the child is now in a safe place,” said Vanessa R. Waldref, U.S. Attorney for Eastern District “Today’s sentencing sends a clear message to those who seek to sexually abuse children: Justice is coming.
If you or someone you know is in immediate danger, please call 911.
To report potential trafficking situations, you can contact the national hotline at 1-888-373-7888 or chat with the online hotline.
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