Columbus man sentenced to 25 years for taking teens out of state for sex trafficking
ST. LOUIS (AP) -- An Ohio man has been sentenced to 25 years in prison for transporting four teenage girls to Missouri to engage in prostitution.
Kyle Maurice Parks of Columbus, Ohio, was convicted in January of one count of sex trafficking of a minor, two counts of attempted sex trafficking of a minor and six counts of interstate transportation with intent to commit prostitution. He was sentenced Wednesday.
Columbus police searching for the runaway tracked her phone and found the victims in a St. Charles, Missouri, motel.
Parks contended he was running a legal adult entertainment business but had been misled about the ages of the girls.