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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Monday, April 15, 2019

Sentence: Prison for Wichita Man Convicted of Sex Trafficking

WICHITA, KAN. – A Wichita man was sentenced to 25 years in federal prison today for sex trafficking, U.S. Attorney Stephen McAllister said.

Johnell Carter, 23, Wichita, Kan., pleaded guilty to two counts of sex trafficking. In his plea, he admitted he used physical force including punching and biting to make an 18-year-old woman have sex for money at Wichita hotels. He advertised her services online.

In the second count, Carter admitted recruiting a 15-year-old to perform commercial sex acts at Wichita hotels. He advertised her services online.

McAllister commended the FBI, the Wichita Police Department, the Exploited and Missing Child Unit (EMCU) and Assistant U.S. Attorney Jason Hart for their work on the case.

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Human Trafficking
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Updated April 15, 2019