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August 27, 2014

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Las Vegas man faces life sentence for sex trafficking

A Las Vegas man accused of forcing a 16-year-old girl from Utah into prostitution has pleaded guilty to one count of sex trafficking, Nevada Attorney General Catherine Cortez Masto announced today.

Ian Lloyd, 32, faces life in prison with the possibility of parole after five years. He is scheduled to be sentenced Feb. 6.

Lloyd contacted the victim, who was from Ogden, Utah, and persuaded her to come to Las Vegas, officials with the Attorney General's Office said. Upon her arrival, Lloyd engaged her in prostitution and took the proceeds, officials said.

According to the Attorney General's Office, Lloyd also had his 3-year-old daughter in the vehicle he was using to transport the teen for prostitution-related purposes. The incidents happened from July 26 through Aug. 30, officials said.

This is the first sex-trafficking case prosecuted by the Nevada Attorney General’s Office after passage of Assembly Bill 67, which strengthened penalties for those convicted of sex trafficking. The law went into effect July 1.

“The Attorney General’s Office will continue to vigorously prosecute these cases,” Masto said in a statement. “We have an obligation to protect the most vulnerable members of our society.”

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