November 18, 2013 – Ohio and Baltimore, MD
These double digit year prison sentences are not reserved only for those who pimp out underage children. Bennie Veasey, 35, of Cleveland, Ohio was sentenced in Baltimore County Circuit Court to 20 years in prison on human trafficking and prostitution charges. Veasey lured a 19-year-old woman from Ohio into a prostitution ring and that she was coerced by Veasey to act as a prostitute and hand over her earnings to him. Prosecutors say Veasey was using the money to pay off lawyer’s fees stemming from a rape charge in Cleveland.