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Man gets 14 years for sex trafficking

A 24-year-old Portland man was sentenced to 14 years in prison this week for forcing a Tigard teenager into prostitution.

Dwayne Jamal Hubbard was sentenced Tuesday in U.S. District Court after he pleaded guilty to sex trafficking of a minor.

Tigard police and the FBI’s Child Exploitation Task Force arrested Hubbard in May 2012 after prosecutors said he met a 17-year-old Tigard girl online and forced her to become a prostitute.

Hubbard allegedly took sexually suggestive photographs of the girl and posted sexual advertisements of her online.

Prosecutors said Hubbard pestered the girl to make money for him and forced her to engage in prostitution. Tigard Police and the FBI said the girl was forced to work as a prostitute between January and March 2012.

U.S. District Judge Anna J. Brown said Tuesday that given the nature of the crime and Hubbard’s prior felony convictions, Hubbard was eligible for “enhanced penalties.”

Sex trafficking a minor carries a mandatory minimum sentence of 10 years in prison and a maximum of life imprisonment.



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