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Gang member sentenced for forcing teenage girl into prostitution

A 28-year-old member of the West Coast Crips gang was sentenced in San Diego on Thursday to 19 years and eight months in federal prison after being convicted of forcing a 15-year-old girl into prostitution through violence.

Jonathan Jamar Sanders, known as "Sincere," posted pictures of the girl on the Internet, along with the price list for various sexual acts. Sanders kept all the proceeds, according to court documents.

He was previously convicted in San Diego in 2006 of forcing an adult woman into prostitution.

U.S. District Judge Dana M. Sabraw said Sanders' conduct is "a form of modern-day slavery" and said sex-trafficking of women "should not be tolerated or accepted."

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