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Man facing 149 years in prison for Arizona sex trafficking

PHOENIX — A man is facing nearly 150 years in prison after being convicted in an Arizona sex trafficking case.

Maricopa County prosecutors say 29-year-old Leon Jerome Daniels was found guilty on 17 counts for trafficking two women and one juvenile girl around the time of the 2015 Super Bowl in the Phoenix metro area.

The charges included counts of child prostitution, sexual conduct with a minor, receiving the earnings from a minor engaged in prostitution, and transporting a minor with the intent that she engage in prostitution.

Prosecutors say Daniels also was charged with transporting the adult females for prostitution and receiving the earnings from their acts of prostitution.

Sentencing is scheduled for July 1.

Prosecutors say Daniels faces a minimum of 149.25 years in prison and a potential 235-year sentence.

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