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Capitol Heights man sentenced to 150 months for sex trafficking teenage girl

A 31-year-old Capitol Heights man was sentenced Friday to serve 12 1/2 years in prison for sex trafficking a teenage girl and for transporting a teenager to engage in prostitution, federal prosecutors said.

Dennis Smith received the 150-month sentence followed by 10 years of supervised release from Chief U.S. District Deborah K. Chasanow in U.S. District Court in Greenbelt, according to U.S. Attorney’s Office officials.

Smith pleaded guilty to charges he took a 16-year-old girl from Maryland to a Richmond hotel in October 2011, where she engaged in sex for money, prosecutors said. The girlgave the money to Smith, officials said.

Clarence Williams is the night police reporter for The Washington Post and has spent the better part of 13 years standing next to crime scene tape, riding in police cars or waking officials in the middle of night to gather information about breaking news in and around Washington.


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