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Tulsa man sentenced for child sex trafficking

  |   Nov. 7, 2013 at 5:20 PM
TULSA, Okla., Nov. 7 (UPI) -- A 24-year-old Tulsa., Okla., man convicted of enticing young girls into prostitution was sentenced to 17 years in prison, federal prosecutors said.

Tarran Arnel Brinson, 24, was sentenced Wednesday by U.S. District Judge Gregory K. Frizzell for conspiracy to engage in sex trafficking of children, sex trafficking of children, attempted sex trafficking of children, interstate travel, and transportation in aid of racketeering, coercion and enticement, and obstruction of justice, said U.S. Attorney for the Northern District of Oklahoma Danny C. Williams.

Brinson was convicted in May by a federal jury.

Prosecutors said the victims, who were as young as 14, were recruited by Brinson via Facebook.

"Child sex trafficking is one of the most heinous crimes. We are diligently working with our law enforcement partners to bring those who exploit minors to justice. We must protect the most vulnerable among us, our children." Williams said in a statement.

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