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Sacramento man pleads guilty to sex trafficking of 14-year-old

A 22-year-old Sacramento man has pleaded guilty in a case involving sex trafficking of a 14-year-old girl.

Zargham Bukhari pleaded guilty Friday to sex trafficking of children, according to a U.S. Attorney’s Office news release.

According to court documents, between February and April of 2014, Bukhari transported the victim to various motels and other locations in and around Sacramento to have sex with men for money. Bukhari then took the money from the victim. He also gave the victim methamphetamine while he trafficked her, authorities said.

Bukhari is to be sentenced Feb. 10 by U.S. District Judge Garland E. Burrell Jr.

The case resulted from an investigation by the Federal Bureau of Investigation Child Exploitation Task Force, composed of representatives from the FBI and Sacramento Police Department.

Cathy Locke: 916-321-5287, @lockecathy

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