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Dallas Man Gets 20 Years For Prostitution Of Disabled Teen

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DALLAS (CBSDFW.COM/AP) - A Dallas man who lured a mentally disabled female teenager into prostitution has been sentenced to 20 years in federal prison.

Damion Kentrell White was sentenced Monday. The 24-year-old White pleaded guilty to using a facility of interstate commerce in aid or a racketeering enterprise and to a weapons count.

His brother, 27-year-old Kenneth Laray White, was earlier sentenced to 27 years for using a facility of interstate commerce in aid of a racketeering enterprise and for being a felon in possession of a firearm.

The brothers had known the victim since she was 15-years-0ld and in July of 2013 took advantage of the then 18-year-old teen's mentally diminished capacity to advertise her for sex. Postings were made online after provocative photos were taken of the girl.

Dallas police rescued her after she had been moved to a number of Dallas motels, was denied food, and forced to engage in commercial sex acts while the brothers kept the money.

Another defendant in the case, Mecose Mendale Shorter, also plead guilty to similar charges back in May.

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