A 55-year-old man accused of trafficking a 13-year-old girl and using drugs to control her pleaded no contest to prostitution charges Tuesday and was sentenced to 10 years in prison, the Multnomah County District Attorney’s Office says.
Court documents say Tracy Scott Walls sexually assaulted the girl on multiple occasions and used methamphetamine to control her.
The sex trafficking charges date back to July 2016, the attorney’s office said.
Walls, according to court documents, met the girl on the streets and took her to meet his parents. He then allegedly rented a motel room for her to stay with him in and negotiated with sex buyers.
The attorney’s office said the girl was not allowed to leave while being trafficked. She told authorities she was afraid Walls might seriously hurt her if she fled and reported he had a gun.
In court Tuesday, the attorney’s office said Walls plead no contest to one count of compelling prostitution and one count of promoting prostitution.
The plea and sentencing was heavily negotiated, the attorney’s office said, and included multiple judicial settlement conferences with the court.
The judge told Walls Tuesday that he hopes this is his “final wake-up call”.
Walls will have to register as a sex offender and, upon his release from prison, will serve three years of post-prison supervision, according to the attorney’s office.
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