Man receives 17 years for child sex trafficking

SANTA ANA, Calif. — A man who prostituted two Florida teen girls across the country has been sentenced to 17 1/2 years in federal prison in Santa Ana.

Dwayne Lawson pleaded guilty Thursday to one count of sex trafficking of children as part of a plea agreement.

Lawson was arrested in April 2009, soon after Los Angeles police arrested a 17-year-old girl for prostitution.

Federal prosecutors say Lawson contacted the girl on Myspace in 2008, promising to make her a star and giving her a bus ticket from Florida to Las Vegas. He admitted later to bringing the girl to Orange County to work as a prostitute.

Prosecutors say he drove a second girl from Miami to Orange County in 2008, having her engage in commercial sex acts along the way.

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2 CommentsLeave a comment

  1. The tide is turning……………

    Good news.

    On to the next one…………..

  2. Great News. The more cases get dealt with like this, the less perpetrators will get away with their crimes.
    Michelle


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