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Man sentenced in sex trafficking case

Man sentenced in sex trafficking case



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SALT LAKE CITY (AP) -- A South Salt Lake man who pleaded guilty to conspiracy to commit sex trafficking of children has been sentenced to four and a half years in prison.

Dewayne Eugene Hopkins was sentenced Tuesday by U.S. District Judge Ted Stewart.

The 27-year-old admitted in June that he took photos of an underaged girl and published them on craigslist.com in the spring of 2008. He also said he drove the girl from Taylorsville to a Midvale hotel so she could engage in sex acts and collected part of the money she received.

A trial for Hopkins' co-defendant, Julia Jane Young, is set for Oct. 26.

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Information from: The Salt Lake Tribune

(Copyright 2009 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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