Columbia man sentenced to 15 years for child sex trafficking
JEFFERSON CITY – A U.S. district judge sentenced a Columbia man Wednesday for child sex trafficking.
Kenyata Miles, 35, was sentenced to 15 years in federal prison after pleading guilty in May 2016. Miles owned and operated Precision Commercial and Residential Cleaning.
According to an attorney, Miles said he booked two rooms for two nights at the Quail’s Nest Motel in Osage Beach in April 2013. Officers said they found a 16-year-old female who was reported as missing in one of the rooms, and Miles and two women were in an adjacent room.
Online advertisements promoted the availability of the 16-year-old and one of the women for sexual services, according to court documents. Miles arranged hotel reservations and provided transportation to hotels for prostitution activities.
According to court documents, the minor victim also traveled with Miles and a woman identified as “K.M.” to St. Louis, where they were involved in prostitution. Court documents also show Miles assaulted and threatened K.M. with a gun.
Miles has an extensive criminal history, including a history of violent criminal behavior and drug abuse, according to court documents. He has been incarcerated or under court supervision for much of his adult life.