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Two men convicted of compelling prostitution of a minor

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Mugshot: Dennell Lawrence Smith II Mugshot: Dennell Lawrence Smith II
Marvellus Anthony Lucas Jr Marvellus Anthony Lucas Jr
MARION COUNTY, OR (KPTV) -

Two men were sentenced Thursday in Marion County Court for their involvement in the sex trafficking of two women, including a minor female in September 2015.

According to the Marion County District Attorney’s Office, detectives from the Salem Police Department’s Street Crimes Unit were advised that a female minor was posing advertisements for sexual activity online.

Detectives were able to locate the minor and another female who was being trafficked as well.

Dennell Lawrence Smith II, 25, and Marvellus Anthony Lucas Jr., 23, pled guilty to compelling prostitution of a minor in front of a judge.

Both men were sentenced to a total of 80 months in prison and must pay restitution to their victims.

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