FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) -- Three men have been sentenced to
spend time in federal prison for their roles in a sex-trafficking case involving minors in South Florida.
A federal judge on Friday sentenced 28-year-old Johnny Saintil to ten years in prison; 26-year-old Michael Defrand to just under 16 years; and 26-year-old Stanley Wilson to eight and a half years.
Each man pleaded guilty in August to a single count of conspiring to sex traffic minors and sex trafficking by force. Defrand also admitted to sex trafficking a minor.
Federal authorities say the men were part of an organization
that had prostituted women in hotels in Broward County since 2009.
The services were advertised online.