Man sentenced to life in prison for sex trafficking a minor

A 42-year-old man charged in an alleged sex trafficking operation was sentenced to life in prison on Friday. In May, Carney Turner pleaded guilty to four federal counts of sex trafficking a minor in connection with the case, which spanned from Omaha to South Dakota. In his guilty plea, Turner wrote that he recruited three minors “in reckless disregard of their age, to engage in a commercial sex act”. indictment of the network’s alleged leader, Turner. He was indicted in February 2021 over allegations he advertised sex with an underage girl online. and for Turner’s financial benefit” between January 2020 and February 2021. Turner allegedly posted online advertisements depicting Biggs, who pleaded guilty to one count of trafficking a minor in May, and the minors for organizing sex acts for money, court documents show Biggs and the underage victims engaged in sex acts with buyers at hotels in Omaha and Council Bluffs, court documents show. Turner’s story “demonstrates that his conduct in this case was hardly an anomaly to him. The prosecution also said Turner posed a significant danger to society, according to court documents. “The facts of this case are egregious, involving the abuse and exploitation of some of the most vulnerable members of our community and inflicting pain, stress, trauma and social stigma that has already impacted these victims for years and who is likely to follow them for the rest of their lives,” the prosecution said. Previous coverage in the video at the top of the screen.

A 42-year-old man charged in an alleged sex trafficking operation was sentenced to life in prison on Friday.

In May, Carney Turner pleaded guilty to four federal counts of sex trafficking a minor in connection with the case, which spanned from Omaha to South Dakota.

In his guilty plea, Turner wrote that he recruited three minors “in reckless disregard of their age, to engage in a commercial sex act”.

The case began as a January 2021 Homeland Security investigation into sex trafficking that resulted in a federal indictment against alleged ring leader Turner.

He was indicted in February 2021 over allegations he advertised sex with an underage girl online.

According to court documents, co-defendant Julisha Biggs and three underage victims engaged in prostitution “at the direction and for the financial benefit of Turner” between January 2020 and February 2021.

Turner allegedly posted online advertisements depicting Biggs, who pleaded guilty to one count of child trafficking in May, and the minors to arrange sex acts for money, according to court documents.

Biggs and the underage victims engaged in sex acts with buyers at hotels in Omaha and Council Bluffs, court documents show.

In seeking life in prison, according to court documents, the prosecution said Turner’s story “demonstrates that his conduct in this case was hardly an anomaly to him.”

The prosecution also said Turner posed a significant danger to society, according to court documents.

“The facts of this case are egregious, involving the abuse and exploitation of some of the most vulnerable members of our community and inflicting pain, stress, trauma and social stigma that have plagued these victims for decades. years and are likely to follow them for years the rest of their lives,” the prosecution said.

Previous coverage in the video at the top of the screen.

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