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Rochester man convicted of sex trafficking

Rochester man convicted of sex trafficking

November 15, 2018 10:35 PM

Two men are now convicted of sex trafficking minors in the Rochester area. 

On Thursday, federal prosecutors said 42-year-old Andre Barnes was found guilty. 

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His co-defendant, Christopher Johnson, was already convicted. 

The two began working together in 2012, meeting more than 10 young girls at locations like the Department of Social Services and forcing them to become prostitutes.

Barnes was convicted of using violence, fraud and drugs to keep them working. The charge carries a minimum sentence of 15 years in prison with a maximum sentence of life, and a $1 million fine. 

Johnson is currently awaiting sentencing. 

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