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Omaha Nebraska Resident Sentenced to 10 Years in Prison on Federal Charge of Sex Trafficking

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
July 18, 2014

COUNCIL BLUFFS, IA- On July 18, 2014, Adrien Jamaal Cole, a 25 year-old resident of Omaha, Nebraska, was sentenced by United States District Court Senior Judge Robert Pratt to 120 months in prison for sex trafficking, to be followed by 10 years of Supervised Release, announced United States Attorney Nicholas A. Klinefeldt.

On March 5, 2014, the defendant pled guilty to the charge which was the result of an investigation conducted by law enforcement into the use of minors as prostitutes in and around the Omaha, Nebraska, Metropolitan area. The defendant had recruited teenage girls to serve as prostitutes and transported them to various locations in Omaha, Nebraska, and Council Bluffs, Iowa, to engage in sexual activities with paying customers.

The investigation was conducted by the Omaha, Nebraska, Police Department, Council Bluffs, Iowa, Police Department, and the Federal Bureau of Investigation. The case was prosecuted by the United States Attorney’s Office for the Southern District of Iowa.

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