Man Receives Life Sentence for Sex Trafficking of Minors

“According to a press release from the United States Department of Justice, a man was sentenced to life in prison without parole on Monday for transporting minors across state lines to engage in prostitution. The man had a previous conviction for child exploitation.

The life in prison without parole sentence was mandatory due to the nature of the crime. The 18 U.S.C. Section 3559(e) statute mandates require life in prison sentences for those that have repeat offenses of sex crimes against children.

Authorities maintain that Doss conspired with his wife, Jacquay Quinn Ford, to transport two female minors across state lines to engage in prostitution. The girls were aged 14 and 16; authorities claim Doss recruited and transported the 16 year old girl by force. The couple transported and made the girls work as prostitutes in Los Angeles, Sacramento, Oakland, and San Francisco.

Ford was recently sentenced to 15 months in prison for conspiracy after working with authorities and testifying against her husband.”

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