Posted: Feb 16, 2013 10:29 PM by Associated Press
Updated: Feb 16, 2013 10:29 PM
WICHITA, Kan. - A Wichita man has been sentenced to 10 year in federal prison for trying to entice teens into prostitution.
The U.S. attorney's office announced the sentence Friday. Twenty-six-year-old Brandon Dennis was convicted in December of two counts of attempting to recruit teenagers to perform commercial sex acts.
The charges stem from a series of Facebook messages Dennis sent to a 17-year-old Wichita girl in October 2011, asking her to sell sex. The Wichita Eagle reports that Dennis met the girl at a party that summer. Prosecutors said he told her she could make up to $800 a day working as a prostitute.
He later tried to recruit an undercover Wichita police detective. The detective then contacted him using a phone number she recovered from the 17-year-old's Facebook page.