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Kansas jury finds man guilty of human trafficking

  • Eagle staff
  • Published Friday, Oct. 4, 2013, at 9:29 a.m.

A Minnesota man was found guilty this week of aggravated human trafficking of a minor, Kansas Attorney General Derek Schmidt said in a news release Friday.

Preston Sanders, 27, of St. Paul, Minn., was found guilty Thursday in Logan County of transporting a person under 18 years of age knowing that person would be used for the sexual gratification of another. He will be sentenced Dec. 5 by Judge Glenn Schiffner.

The release said the investigation began after a traffic stop on I-70. The case was investigated by the Logan County Sheriff’s Office, the Kansas Bureau of Investigation, the Kansas Highway Patrol, the Des Moines Police Department and the St. Paul, Minn., Police Department.

Sanders was prosecuted by Logan County Attorney Margaret P. Mahoney and Assistant Attorney General Christine Ladner of Schmidt’s office.

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