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Two men sentenced to prison for human trafficking

Two men who, authorities said, persuaded a 13-year-old girl to leave her home and prostitute for them have been sentenced to 28 years in prison.

Daniel White and Marcel Johnson, both 21 years old, were convicted in September of multiple counts of lewd acts with a child younger than 14, human trafficking of a child younger than 14, using a minor to pose for child pornography, and furnishing marijuana, methamphetamine and cocaine to a minor, according to a Sacramento County District Attorney’s Office news release. They were sentenced Friday by Sacramento Superior Court Judge Kevin McCormick.

The crimes occurred from April 30 to May 6, 2014. Within an hour of driving the girl away from her house, both men sexually assaulted her, authorities said. The two men rented a motel room and took sexually explicit photos of the girl to post on a prostitution website. They prostituted the victim to more than 20 men.

White gave the victim marijuana, methamphetamine and cocaine to lower her inhibitions, authorities said.

Sacramento police detectives with the Safe Streets Task Force discovered the online advertisement for the victim, who was reported missing by her family. Detectives posed as a “John” and found the girl in a Sacramento motel room.

Cathy Locke: 916-321-5287, @lockecathy