RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — A 36-year-old Clinton, Maryland, man has been sentenced to 10 years in prison for transporting a minor to Virginia for prostitution.
The government says Mustafa Muhammad was sentenced Thursday in U.S. District Court in Richmond. A jury found him guilty of the charge in June.READ MORE: Growing Number Of Covid Deaths Among Vaccinated In Maryland Linked to Diabetes; Hogan Pushes Booster Shots As State Prepares To Vaccinate Children
According to evidence presented at trial, Muhammad met a 16-year-old runaway online in February 2014 and began communicating with her. He later met with her and she began trading sex for money.READ MORE: At Least 10 People Shot, 1 Killed, Over The Weekend In Baltimore
The transporting charge stems from their travels from Maryland to a motel in Fredericksburg in March, where he advertised the girl for prostitution. A Stafford County sheriff investigating prostitution saw the ad and arranged to meet the juvenile, discovering she was a runaway.
Besides the prison term, Muhammad will also have supervised release.MORE NEWS: 'It's Very Inappropriate': Cell Phone Video Captures Sex Act In Woodlawn High School Class
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