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Federal charges brought against 2 Wichita, Kansas men

A 36-year-old man and a 22-year-old man have been indicted on sex trafficking charges. U.S. attorney Barry Grissom issued a news release that state that each man was charged with one count of sex trafficking, two counts of transporting a person across state lines for prostitution, one count of causing a person to cross state lines for purposes of prostitution and one count of traveling from Kansas to Texas for the purpose of prostitution.

The possible penalties for those federal charges are stiff. For example, the sex trafficking charge has a possible penalty of up to a $250,000 fine and not less than 15 years in a federal prison. Each of the other charges has a possible fine of up to $250,000 and could total up to 35 years in prison.

The indictment stated that the acts happened from at least May 4 and ended sometime around May 20. The age and gender of the victim was not released.

Federal court is quite different from state court. There is no possibility of parole if you are sentenced to federal prison. There are also enhancements that can be charges, which will add years on to a sentence. The actual court procedures are also different in federal court from state court. One example is that federal courts have gone to electronic filings only. In order to head to court without a huge disadvantage, you need an attorney who has experience handling cases in federal court. Everyone deserves a fair and impartial trial and an experienced attorney can ensure that is what his or her clients receive.

Source: kansas.com, "Two Wichitans face federal sex trafficking charges," Matt Riedl, Dec. 09, 2015

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