Woman pleads guilty to sex trafficking conspiracy

Gavel (KSN News)

TOPEKA, Kansas (AP) – A 22-year-old Kansas woman has pleaded guilty to taking a 17-year-old to a hotel last year for the purpose of prostituting her.

U.S. Attorney Barry Grissom says Tiara Jade Newman of Topeka pleaded guilty Tuesday to one count of conspiracy to commit sex trafficking.

Newman admitted that she and her husband, 29-year-old Reginald Newman, rented two rooms last March at a Junction City hotel, where Tiara Newman and the girl had sex with a soldier for $250.

Prosecutors say Tiara Newman took the girl on another call five days later in Manhattan.

Reginald Newman admitted keeping the money from the commercial sex acts. He is to be sentenced in April.

Tiara Newman faces not less than 15 years and a fine up to $250,000 when she is sentenced in May.

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