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Judge sentences St. Louis man for enticement of a minor to engage in prostitution

For Immediate Release
U.S. Attorney's Office, Eastern District of Missouri

ST. LOUIS – Tony K. Sanford, age 39, of St. Louis, Missouri, appeared before United States District Court Judge John A. Ross on October 27, 2021.  Sanford was sentenced to 120 months in federal prison to be followed by lifetime supervision upon his plea of guilty to the offense of enticement of a minor to engage in prostitution. From January 20, 2020 to January 30, 2020, Sanford directed and facilitated prostitution transactions involving a seventeen-year-old minor in the city of St. Louis.

This case was investigated by the St. Louis Metropolitan Police Department and Homeland Security Investigations.

Updated October 27, 2021

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