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Wichita man charged with human trafficking in alleged recruitment of 16-year-old

  • The Wichita Eagle
  • Published Wednesday, April 23, 2014, at 7:40 p.m.

A 20-year-old man was charged this week with one count of aggravated human trafficking in Sedgwick County District Court.

Jay P. Edgar, of Wichita, is accused of recruiting a 16-year-old for “forced labor, involuntary servitude or sexual gratification” of himself or another person between Nov. 4 and Nov. 7, 2013, according to a criminal complaint filed in the case. He made his first appearance on the charge Monday afternoon.

Edgar is being held in Sedgwick County Jail in lieu of $250,000 bond. He is scheduled for a preliminary hearing May 6.

Among the state’s witnesses listed on the charging document are 25-year-old Ida Bennett, who is also facing human trafficking charges in Sedgwick County District Court, and the victim in Bennett’s case, who is 16.

Reach Amy Renee Leiker at 316-268-6644 or aleiker@wichitaeagle.com. Follow her on Twitter: @amyreneeleiker.

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