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Air base captain sentenced for sex trafficking charges

MINOT -- A Minot Air Force Base missileer who was the leader of a violent street gang that arranged for the exchange of money for sex with underage girls, distributed drugs and gave alcohol to teenagers has been sentenced to 25 years in prison an...

MINOT - A Minot Air Force Base missileer who was the leader of a violent street gang that arranged for the exchange of money for sex with underage girls, distributed drugs and gave alcohol to teenagers has been sentenced to 25 years in prison and dismissed from the military in his court martial, the Air Force Times reports.
The Air Force announced this past week that a military judge convicted Capt. Leon Brown IV in December of two counts of sexual assault of a child younger than 16, distribution of marijuana, distribution and use of psilocybin, willful dereliction of duty, conduct unbecoming of an officer and a gentleman, pandering, unlawful entry, and communicating threats.
The case dates back to January 2012 when Minot officials learned he was under investigation by civilian authorities, according to the Air Force Times. He was reassigned immediately and then placed in pretrial confinement last January until his December hearing before the military judge.

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