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Mays Landing Man Pleads Guilty to Child Trafficking

Federal authorities in Delaware say a New Jersey man has pleaded guilty to child sex trafficking.

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Authorities said 21-year-old Yusef Reynolds of Mays Landing pleaded guilty Wednesday to sex trafficking of a minor and unlawful possession of a firearm. Reynolds will be sentenced in November. He faces a mandatory minimum sentence of 10 years in prison and a maximum of life on the child sex trafficking conviction, and up to 10 years on the firearm charge.

Prosecutors said Reynolds met a 15-year-old girl on Facebook late last year, and that she began working a prostitute for him after she ran away from home in January.

Investigators arrested Reynolds about a week later after they found him and the girl, along with a 20-year-old prostitute, at a hotel in Newark, Del.

(Copyright 2012 by The Associated Press.  All Rights Reserved.)

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