SD man gets 3 years in underage sex trafficking case; officials say man responded to ad

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RAPID CITY, South Dakota — A South Dakota man has been sentenced to three years in prison in an underage sex trafficking case.

U.S. Attorney Brendan Johnson says 25-year-old John Miller was also ordered to three years of supervised release. Miller is one of nine men who were arrested and federally indicted as a result of an undercover sex trafficking sting during the 2013 Sturgis Motorcycle Rally.

The Rapid City man was convicted of attempted trafficking with respect to involuntary servitude and forced labor.

Court documents show investigators placed multiple advertisements on the Craigslist.org and Backpage.com websites offering young girls for prostitution. Authorities have said the men responded to the ads and then negotiated with undercover agents who were acting as the 12- and 13-year-old girls' pimps.

Authorities say Miller offered $150 for a girl.

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