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East Providence man pleads guilty for sex trafficking, gets 10 years

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PROVIDENCE, R.I. An East Providence man is sentenced to 10 years in Federal prison for conspiring to transport minors for sex trafficking.

21-year-old Reginald “Reggie” Chaney plead guilty Wednesday to conspiring with two underage boys to bring two females ages 15 and 16, to motels in Providence, Seekonk, Warwick, Charlestown and Narragansett for sex trafficking back in January of 2015.

U.S. District Court Judge John J. McConnell, Jr., also ordered Chaney to serve 5 years supervised release upon completion of his prison term.

The two underage men were convicted and their jail time will carry on into adulthood.

United States Attorney Peter F. Neronha commented, "Make no mistake, this defendant preyed on children with one motivation - making money. He sold children for sex, plain and simple. Nothing is more reprehensible, and he deserves every day of his ten year sentence. Yet my thoughts today are less than with him than with his victims, who have shown such courage in the face of such despicable conduct. It is my hope that, with ongoing support from our many non-governmental partners, they can continue to rebuild their promising young lives."

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