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Sacramento man sentenced to prison for pimping 13-year-old girl

A Sacramento man has been sentenced to 13 years and one month in federal prison for his role in a sex trafficking case that involved a child prostitute.

Lonnell McCarter, 39, was sentenced Monday by U.S. District Judge William A. Shubb. After his release from prison, McCarter will be subject to supervision for an additional 20 years, according to a U.S. Attorney’s Office news release.

According to court documents, in October 2010, McCarter participated in pimping a 13-year-old girl and an adult in the Sacramento area, and during a three-day trip from California to Reno. Authorities said McCarter took part in advertising the child for prostitution, purchased bus tickets for the girl to travel across state lines, and collected the money that the child and the adult prostitute received from customers in California and Nevada.

The case resulted from an investigation by the Federal Bureau of Investigation.

Call The Bee’s Cathy Locke, (916) 321-5287.