Texas man nabbed in North Dakota online sex trafficking sting sentenced to 5 years in prison

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BISMARCK, North Dakota — A Texas man who was arrested in an online sex trafficking sting has been sentenced to more than five years in prison.

Fifty-year-old Lawrence Hundley, of Porter, Texas, pleaded guilty to coercion and enticement of a minor.

Hundley was one of 14 people in Williston and Dickinson arrested in an investigation tabbed "Operation Vigilant Guardian."

U.S. District Judge Daniel Hovland sentenced Hundley to five years and three months in prison, to be followed by five years of supervised release.

A federal public defender was not immediately available for comment.

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