- Associated Press - Friday, July 17, 2015

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) - A federal prosecutor says a grand jury has indicted five people on charges of child sex trafficking and conspiracy.

U.S. Attorney Sanford Coats says a grand jury indictment was unsealed Friday, a day after all five defendants were arrested at their homes. A federal grand jury returned the indictment on June 16.

The indictment alleges that in October, one of the defendants operated an escort service that provided girls, including 14- and 15-year-old juveniles, to men for prostitution. The four other defendants are men alleged to have obtained juvenile females for prostitution dates.

If convicted of the charges, each defendant faces up to life in prison and a $250,000 fine. In addition, the indictment seeks forfeiture from each of the defendants, including the residences where the alleged dates took place.


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