VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. – A South Carolina man has been sentenced Tuesday for the sex trafficking of a child.
25-year-old Travis Brown was sentenced to 10.5 years in prison for his role in a conspiracy to engage in sex trafficking of a child.
Brown was also sentenced to 10 years of supervised release and will be required to register as a sex offender upon his release from prison.
Brown pleaded guilty on June 7.
The Virginia Beach Police Department discovered the minor who was being prostituted out of a local hotel in March.
Brown supplied the girl with alcohol, marijuana, and the drug “molly.”
A co-conspirator and Brown bought the young girl lingerie and took her to another hotel where they posed her and took photographs of her in order to post internet ads for sex acts.
Brown then arranged appointments for the girl, set prices, provided condoms, monitored the progress of her appointments through text messages, and then collected the proceeds she earned.
Management of the hotel where the girl was taking appointments gave police a tip and the VBDP was able to rescue the girl and arrest Brown.