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.

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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.

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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.

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