Man gets 20 years for forcing girl, 13, to work as a prostitute

Man gets 20 years for forcing girl, 13, to work as a prostitute
Jefferson Bryant Davis

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — A 23-year-old man who pleaded guilty to sex trafficking of a minor was sentenced Wednesday in Portland to 20 years in federal prison.

The U.S. attorney's office says the case against Jefferson Bryant Davis involved a 13-year-old girl who turned herself into authorities last year while working in Los Angeles as a prostitute.

She said Davis forced her to work as a prostitute in Washington, Oregon, California and Nevada.

The case was brought through the Oregon Human Trafficking Task Force and investigated by the FBI and Salem police.

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