Topeka man sentenced for sex trafficking

March 21, 2017 - 7:49 pm

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — A Topeka man was sentenced to 47 months in federal prison for the sex trafficking of a girl, 17.

The Topeka Capital-Journal reports Reginald Eugene Newman, 39, pleaded guilty to one count of conspiracy to commit sex trafficking. U.S. Attorney Tom Beall said Monday that Newman admitted in his plea to taking a teenage girl in March 2015 from Topeka for the purpose of prostitution.

Beall said Newman and his wife Tiara rented two rooms at a Junction City hotel, using one of the rooms for commercial sex acts. A Fort Riley soldier paid $250 to have sex with the teen, and Tiara Newman.

Reginald Newman is alleged to also have held a gun to the victim's head if she didn't participate in prostitution.

Tiara Newman was sentenced earlier this month to 34 months in federal prison.

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