- Associated Press - Wednesday, May 18, 2016

TUCSON, Ariz. (AP) - A southern Arizona man convicted of operating a human-smuggling safe house under deplorable conditions has been sentenced to prison.

A federal judge in Tucson sentenced 52-year-old Henry Joe Kane on Tuesday to two years.

Kane will also have to serve three years of supervised release.

Kane, of Tumacacori, pleaded guilty to conspiring to harbor illegal aliens for profit.

Prosecutors say U.S. Border Patrol agents arrested multiple drivers last year at a checkpoint near Amado for allegedly smuggling immigrants in the country illegally.

Agents traced the smuggled immigrants to Kane’s home.

They served a search warrant last December and found immigrants, including an accompanied minor, living in a trash-strewn home with rodent and pet droppings.

Kane was accused of getting paid by smugglers to keep people in the house.

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