OXFORD, Miss. — A Mississippi man has been sentenced to 15 years in federal prison for sex trafficking of a minor.
Edward Earl Daniels pled guilty to the charge of sex trafficking of a child by force, fraud or coercion.
According to the Department of Justice, Daniels was arrested by Oxford Police in March 2018 for a traffic violation. A minor was in the vehicle with him.
Police and FBI agents investigated and determined Daniels operated a prostitution ring with the minor and other victims.
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According to the DOJ, U.S. District Judge Michael P. Mills reviewed Daniels' criminal history and during sentencing remarked, "You have made the decision to lead a life of crime and take advantage of others. The facts you admitted to – you admitted to taking advantage of a young lady, and I can't think of anything much worse."
The investigation was a joint federal, state and local investigation with the Oxford Police Department, the Mississippi Attorney General's Office, and the FBI. AUSA Paul Roberts prosecuted the case.