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Hazelwood Man Sentenced on Sex Trafficking Charges

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March 12, 2014


St. Louis, MO – BARRY WIMBERLY was sentenced to 57 months in prison, followed by supervised release for life, on charges of transporting five female victims from five states to Missouri and back for prostitution.

According to court documents, Wimberly served as a pimp for numerous women whom he transported between Missouri, Illinois, North Dakota, Minnesota, Georgia and Florida.  Wimberly ran his business out of various locations in Hazelwood, Missouri. 

Wimberly, Hazelwood, Missouri, pled guilty last December to one felony count of transportation for purposes of prostitution. He appeared today for sentencing before United States District Judge Henry Autrey.

This case was investigated by the Federal Bureau of Investigation, the Kirkwood Police Department and the Maryland Heights Police Department.  Assistant United States Attorney Howard Marcus handled the case for the U.S. Attorney’s Office.

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