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Trial set for 15-year-old accused of running prostitution ring

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Dionte Hunter's trial has been set for December 21 Dionte Hunter's trial has been set for December 21
SPOKANE, Wash. -

The trial for the 15-year-old accused of running a prostitution ring has been set. 

Dionte Hunter entered a not guilty plea on Wednesday to charges that he ran a prostitution ring on backpage.com. Police say both Dionte and his brother Thaishaun were pimping out girls, some as young as 14-years-old.

Hunter has been charged with the following: 

  • Charge 1: Exploiting a minor for sexual purposes
  • Charge 2: Possession of depictions of minors
  • Charge 3: Dealing sexually explicit material
  • Charge 4: Promoting travel for the purpose of sex with minors
  • Charge 5: Promoting sex with minors
  • Charge 6: Conspiracy to promote travel for the purpose of sex with minors
  • Charge 7: First Degree Robbery

Hunter's trial was set for December 21, 2015 with a pre-trial hearing on December 4, 2015.

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Dionte's brother Thaishaun made his court appearance last week, and his trial was set for November 9, 2015. 

  • Charge 1: First Degree Assault with a firearm (6 charges in all, due to victims involved)
  • Charge 7: Promoting sex with a minor
  • Charge 8: Promoting commercial sex abuse of a minor
  • Charge 9: Leading organized crime
  • Charge 10: Promoting prostitution
  • Charge 11: Conspiracy to promote commercial sex abuse of a minor
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