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Wichitan convicted of trying to recruit teen prostitutes

  • The Wichita Eagle
  • Published Wednesday, Dec. 12, 2012, at 6:45 p.m.

A U.S. District Court jury has convicted a Wichita man of two counts of trying to recruit and entice teenage girls to work as prostitutes, federal prosecutors said Wednesday.

Brandon W. Dennis, 26, will face a minimum of 10 years in prison when he is sentenced Feb. 27 on two counts of attempting to recruit teenagers to perform commercial sex acts.

Prosecutors said the first victim, identified in court records as “Jane Doe,” was 17 when she met Dennis at a party in the summer of 2011. The other victim was an undercover Wichita police detective pretending to be a 15-year-old girl named “Rissa.” Dennis was arrested on Oct. 25, 2011, after arranging to meet “Rissa” at the Drury Inn in downtown Wichita.

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