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July 27, 2014

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Calif. man gets 8 years in prison for bringing girls to Las Vegas for prostitution

A California man was sentenced Tuesday to eight years in prison for transporting two girls from Oakland, Calif., to Las Vegas to work as prostitutes.

Seagram Joshua Miller, 21, of Hayward, Calif., pleaded guilty in January to one count of coercion and enticement of a minor in the case that involved a 12-year-old girl and a 16-year-old girl, according to Daniel Bogden, U.S. Attorney for Nevada.

Miller was the second person sentenced to jail time in the case. Co-defendant Ray Darnell Webb, 20, also pleaded guilty to the same charge and was sentenced in April to eight years in prison.

In addition to the jail time, Miller must also serve 10 years of supervised release after his sentence, and he must register as a sex-offender, Bogden said.

According to the court records and plea agreements, Webb and Miller met a 12-year-old girl who was working as a prostitute in Oakland in early 2013. Shortly after meeting her, they persuaded her to work for them as a prostitute, Bogden said.

In April 2013, Miller met a 16-year-old girl on Facebook and employed her to begin working as a prostitute for them. It was then that Miller and Webb decided to bring the two girls to Las Vegas to make money, Bogden said.

Before leaving, Webb posted photos of the 16-year-old girl in an advertisement on an escort service review website so they would have dates lined up when they arrived in Las Vegas. Webb, Miller and the girls then traveled to Las Vegas at the end of April and rented a hotel room on Las Vegas Boulevard, Bogden said.

They both worked as prostitutes in Las Vegas until early May 2013, when Webb and Miller were arrested by Metro Police.

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