NORFOLK, Va. — A Virginia man who admitted to using his drug supply to force woman into prostitution has been sentenced to 18 years in prison.

Media outlets report 26-year-old Devon Jay Caldwell was sentenced Monday in Norfolk. He pleaded guilty on January 17 to his involvement in a conspiracy to engage in sex trafficking by force, fraud and coercion.

The U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Eastern District of Virginia said in a news release that Caldwell found women suffering from drug addiction and convinced them to work for him as prostitutes in exchange for unlimited drugs.

Authorities say Caldwell recruited three co-conspirators, including a 16-year-old boy, to help him run his businesses for a year until his August 2016 arrest.

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  1. Greg Gadfly says:

    Corrupt DEA and FBI agents were involved in a horrific crime.

    Agents had taken drugs and needles from HIV+ addicts and were giving the drugs and needles to other addicts.

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