MIAMI (CBSMiami) – A Connecticut man who forced two women and a girl to sell himself for prostitution in Miami during Super Bowl LIV has been sentenced to 25 years in prison.
During his trial last October, prosecutors said Edward Walker, 48, brought two adult women and a 17-year-old girl from Connecticut to Miami to perform prostitution for money. They maintained Walker psychologically and emotionally, forcing them to solicit clients and have sex with them in exchange for money, all of which he kept.
Walker is said to have planned to take them to Chicago, during the NBA All-Star Game, and New Orleans, in Mardi Gras, and other places to sexually exploit them further.
The jury found Walker guilty of sex trafficking by force and coercion, sex trafficking of minors by force and coercion, and transporting a person for sexual activity.
Walker will soon be sent back to Connecticut, where he faces federal charges of child pornography.
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