Man sentenced to 32 years for sex-trafficking Chicago teen

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CHICAGO (AP) — A man convicted of sex-trafficking a Chicago teenager who was later strangled has been sentenced to 32 years in prison.

U.S. District Judge Sharon Johnson Coleman sentenced Joseph Hazley on Tuesday after the mother of 16-year-old Desiree Robinson urged her to hold the girl's pimp accountable for treating her "as if she were a piece of clothing."

A federal jury convicted the 35-year-old Hazley in March of trafficking the girl. Authorities say she was killed in December 2016 by a man who answered an online sex advertisement Hazley posted on the now-shuttered site. The girl was killed after Hazley dropped her off to have sex with the man accused of killing her.

Antonio Rosales is awaiting trial on charges of first-degree murder and aggravated sexual abuse.

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