- Associated Press - Friday, June 3, 2016

PHILADELPHIA (AP) - A Philadelphia man has been sentenced to serve three decades behind bars after he pleaded guilty to forcibly trafficking children and adults for sex.

A federal judge on Thursday also sentenced 30-year-old Jerel Jackson to serve five years of supervised release when he’s freed.

Jackson pleaded guilty in March 2015 to five counts of sex trafficking charges and was sentenced on Thursday.

Prosecutors say Jackson forced two women and a girl into prostitution after dating them.

The FBI has said Jackson ran a prostitution business out of hotels and posted nude photos of the women on the internet.

A special restitution hearing is also expected at a later date.


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