Newport News man sentenced for sex trafficking of a minor

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WVEC.com

Posted on May 1, 2014 at 1:48 PM

Updated Thursday, May 1 at 1:48 PM

NORFOLK -- Todd Jackson, 25, of Newport News, was sentenced Thursday to 10 years in prison for sex trafficking of a minor and conspiracy to pass counterfeit money.  

Jackson pleaded guilty on January 28, 2014. 

According to court documents, Jackson was stopped by police last July with a 17-year-old girl who was listed as a runaway.  The girl said she had been working as a prostitute for Jackson for the past 10 days in the Hampton Roads area.  She said Jackson bought her new clothes to make her look older and told her to tell everyone she was actually older.

Jackson took all of the money she made and he advertised her services on backpage.com, according to court documents.
 
Jackson also pleaded guilty to conspiracy to pass counterfeit currency for passing thousands of dollars of counterfeit money at Target stores.

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