Multistate prostitution ring leader gets 25 yearsWritten by Associated Press | | firstname.lastname@example.org
A man who helped run a prostitution ring that operated in several states is facing 25 years in federal prison.
Franklin Robinson of Toledo, was sentenced last week by U.S. Middle District Judge Yvette Kane in Harrisburg.
The 39-year-old man pleaded guilty in March 2007 to conspiracy and to inducing, enticing and coercing women to cross state lines to engage in prostitution.
Fourteen co-defendants have already been sentenced for their roles in the ring and one awaits sentencing.
The federal indictment said at least nine of the ring’s prostitutes were underage girls when they were brought into the world of prostitution. One was 12 years old.