- Associated Press - Tuesday, June 23, 2015

HOUSTON (AP) - A Houston man has been sentenced to 14 years in prison for the sex trafficking of girls in Texas, Louisiana and Colorado.

Pierre Johnson was sentenced Tuesday in Houston in an investigation since 2013. He was convicted of conspiring to traffic children under age 18 for commercial sex.

Prosecutors say the 40-year-old Johnson used force, fraud or coercion to lure at least three minor girls into prostitution. The children were photographed, then featured in online advertisement for sex.

Johnson would then transport the underage girls, who were plied with drugs and alcohol, to have sex with clients - at times across state lines.

Johnson kept all of the money.

Johnson was arrested in March 2014. A co-defendant was sentenced earlier this month to 14 years in prison.

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