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Department of Justice
U.S. Attorney’s Office
District of Kansas

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Tuesday, June 25, 2013

Missouri Woman Sentenced For Sex Trafficking In Kansas

KANSAS CITY, KAN. – A Missouri woman has been sentenced to federal prison for sex trafficking in Kansas, U.S. Attorney Barry Grissom said today.

Danyelle M. Putman, 21, Independence, Mo., was sentenced to 37 months in federal prison. She pleaded guilty to one count of transporting a person in interstate commerce to engage in prostitution. In her plea, she admitted she was arrested Aug. 9, 2012, when the Special Investigations Unit of the Prairie Village Police Department conducted a prostitution sting. An investigator working undercover called a number on an Internet site and arranged with Putman for a woman to meet him in Prairie Village, Kan., for sex.

At approximately 8 p.m. that day, Putman and co-defendant Tony A. Rogers, Jr., left Independence, Mo., with a woman identified in the indictment as K.C., with the intent that K.C. would engage in prostitution. Police took K.C. into custody when Putman and Rogers dropped her off. After Putman and Rogers drove away, they were stopped and arrested.

Co-defendant Tony A. Rogers pleaded guilty and was sentenced to 57 months in federal prison.

Grissom commended the Prairie Village Police Department, the FBI and Assistant U.S. Attorney Jared Maag for their work on the case.

Updated December 15, 2014