Man Gets Nearly 16 Years for Sex Trafficking - Spokane, North Idaho News & Weather KHQ.com

Man Gets Nearly 16 Years for Sex Trafficking

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) - A Portland man has been sentenced to nearly 16 years in federal prison after he was convicted of sex trafficking involving a 15-year-old Seattle girl.

Federal prosecutors said 39-year-old Donnico T. Johnson pleaded guilty to the charge last March after the teen tipped investigators in 2008.

She said she was recruited by an associate of Johnson's and enticed to travel from Seattle to Portland to engage in prostitution.

Prosecutors said Johnson regularly drove from Seattle and Portland to work female prostitutes and agreed to transport the teenager to Portland.

During her stay in Portland, Johnson drove the victim to stores where she could purchase a cell phone and lingerie, then helped post commercial sex advertisements for her on Craigslist and transport her to meet customers.

 

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