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Nevada teen pleads guilty to human trafficking

MINOT, N.D. - A 19-year-old Nevada man who was set to go to trial this week for human trafficking pleaded guilty Monday in Minot. Kevin Ty-Shon Jackson Fleming pleaded guilty to human trafficking, a Class AA felony, in North Central Judicial Dist...

MINOT, N.D. – A 19-year-old Nevada man who was set to go to trial this week for human trafficking pleaded guilty Monday in Minot.

Kevin Ty-Shon Jackson Fleming pleaded guilty to human trafficking, a Class AA felony, in North Central Judicial District Court.Fleming was sentenced to serve 247 days in jail and three years of supervised release.

Minot police issued an arrest warrant for Fleming last April after the mother of a 14-year-old runaway from Las Vegas discovered her daughter was being advertised for prostitution on Backpage.com. The investigation showed that Fleming was involved with trafficking the teen, including providing transportation and the credit card used for the online advertisements, court records show.

Fleming may serve the time in Ward County or in Nevada, where he has a sentence running concurrently on other charges.

A co-defendant in the case, Tayari Chanel Meadows, received an identical jail sentence.

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