Man Sentenced for Child Prostitution

1 decade 8 months 4 days ago Sunday, September 16 2007 Sep 16, 2007 Sunday, September 16, 2007 8:53:10 PM CDT September 16, 2007 in News
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ST. LOUIS (AP) - A man is sentenced to five years in prison today in a case where federal prosecutors have said a child was essentially bought and sold for crack cocaine. The 51-year-old, Darrill Gray of St. Louis, pleaded guilty in April to one count of conspiracy to commit sex trafficking of a juvenile. His 36-year-old co-defendant, John Geiler Junior of Jefferson County, was sentenced to three years and nine months in prison on August 17th on the same charge. Prosecutors say Geiler took a 17-year-old girl to Gray's house in January. He told Gray the girl owed him money, and he left her with Gray so she could work as a prostitute to pay off her debt. They say Gray ultimately let the girl leave with another person who promised him crack.

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