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Posted at 05:25 PM ET, 08/22/2011

Virginia man pleads guilty to sex trafficking of teen girls

A Fairfax County man pleaded guilty Monday to prostituting teen girls in a business that served clients across the region, authorities said.

Alonso Bruno Cornejo, 22, pleaded guilty to one count of sex trafficking of children.

Cornejo admitted to recruiting female runaways and enticing them into prostitution as part of a business he started in 2009, authorities said.

He recruited the girls, found clients, scheduled appointments and transported the girls and collected money, authorities said. The business served the District, NorthernVirgina and Maryland.

Scheduled for sentencing on Nov. 4, Cornejo faces a mandatory minimum sentence of 10 years and a maximum of life in prison, according to a press release from the United States Attorney for the Eastern District of Virginia.

By David Marino-Nachison  |  05:25 PM ET, 08/22/2011

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