- Associated Press - Wednesday, July 13, 2016

CHANDLER, Ariz. (AP) - Authorities say a man has been sentenced to 196 years in prison for sex trafficking in Arizona during Super Bowl weekend last year.

Chandler police announced Wednesday that 29-year-old Leon Daniels was convicted two months ago and sentenced on July 1.

Detectives from the police department’s Human Trafficking Unit conducted an undercover sex trafficking operation at a Mesa hotel in late January 2015 in conjunction with the Greater Phoenix Human Trafficking Task Force.

Police say they learned 29-year-old Leon Daniels transported three women to the Phoenix metro area from California with the purpose of prostituting them during the Super Bowl weekend.

Police say one of the women was a minor.

At the time of the arrest, authorities say Daniels was on probation for felony offenses out of California.

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