Columbia man gets 15 years for his role in child sex trafficking ring
JEFFERSON CITY - A Columbia man was sentenced for his role in a chid sex trafficking ring, the U.S. District Attorney announced Thursday.
26-year-old Kenneth Ronald Jones received 15 years without parole in federal prison.
Jones pleaded guilty to charges of sex trafficking of a minor and transportation for illegal sexual activity in August.
In separate but related cases, 65-year-old Barry Paul Manthe and 68-year-old Ronald James Clark pleaded guilty to promoting a prostitution business operating out of Columbia.
Manthe and Clark are scheduled to be sentenced on Jan. 24, 2019.