- Associated Press - Friday, December 4, 2015

HOUSTON (AP) - A Houston man must serve 30 years in federal prison for running a prostitution ring involving underage girls wanting to be models.

Emanuel Dandre Wade was sentenced Friday in Houston. The 26-year-old Wade in March pleaded guilty to sex trafficking of minors.

Prosecutors say Wade forced girls into prostitution or coerced them into engaging in commercial sex acts.

Investigators say Wade co-owned a modeling agency that was a front for prostitution, he took pictures of the girls and advertised online for sex services.

Another man, 26-year-old Denzell Parrish of Houston, earlier pleaded guilty to conspiracy to commit sex trafficking of minors and was sentenced Friday to six years.

Prosecutors say three other people pleaded guilty earlier and were also sentenced to prison or home confinement.

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