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2 Men Sentenced For Running Prostitution Ring

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BALTIMORE (AP) — Two men, including a former Baltimore firefighter, have been sentenced in federal court for running a prostitution ring.

Franklin Roosevelt Coit, 35, and Jamar Marvin Simmons, 31, both of Baltimore, had each pleaded guilty to sex trafficking of a minor.

Coit was sentenced Tuesday to more than 11 years in prison. Simmons, who was a firefighter, was sentenced to 15 years on Friday.

According to their plea agreements, Coit and Simmons operated a brothel in Baltimore. Prosecutors say the two advertised online for exotic dancers and escorts to recruit women, including at least one underage girl.

(Copyright 2013 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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