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October 22, 2014

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2 Calif. men plead guilty to luring girls to Las Vegas for prostitution

Two California men pleaded guilty Tuesday to sex trafficking crimes for enticing two minor girls to move to Las Vegas to work as prostitutes.

Ray Darnell Webb, 19, and Seagram Joshua Miller, 21, both of Hayward, Calif., were arrested in May and each pleaded guilty to one count of coercion and enticement, said Daniel Bogden, U.S. Attorney for the District of Nevada.

Webb and Miller face up to 20 years in prison, a $250,000 fine and will have to register as sex offenders.

According to their plea deals, Webb and Miller in 2013 met a 12-year-old girl who was working as a prostitute in Oakland, Calif., and convinced her to work for them. A couple months later, Miler met a 16-year-old girl on Facebook who he also persuaded to work as a prostitute, officials said.

Webb and Miller then attempted to move the girls to Las Vegas to make money, officials said. Webb posted an advertisement on MyRedbook.com for the 16-year-old girl to attract business, Bogden said.

The girls arrived in Las Vegas on April 29, 2013, and started working as prostitutes the next day; they continued to work until Webb and Miller were arrested in May, officials said.

Miller and Webb are scheduled to be sentenced on April 29 by U.S. District Judge Kent J. Dawson.

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