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Elk Grove man faces federal sex trafficking charge

An Elk Grove man has been arrested on a charge of sex trafficking involving a child.

A federal grand jury in Sacramento returned a sealed indictment June 8 against 25-year-old Abdul Basier Hashimi, charging him with one count of sex trafficking of children, according to a US. Attorney’s Office news release. The indictment was unsealed Wednesday following his arrest.

Between August and November 2014, Hashimi allegedly recruited, harbored, transported and advertised a minor, knowing that the minor would be engaged in prostitution, the news release said.

The case resulted from a investigation by the Federal Bureau of Investigation and the Sacramento Police Department.

Cathy Locke: 916-321-5287, @lockecathy