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NY Man Sentenced in Bridgeport for Prostitution Ring

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BRIDGEPORT, Conn. (AP) _ A New York man has been sentenced to more than four years in prison for his role in a ring that transported girls as young as 14 across state lines for prostitution.

Federal prosecutors say 27-year-old Harry Franklin of the Bronx, also known as “Streets” and “Uncle Stacks,” was involved in a prostitution business that his cousin ran out of his Norwalk, Conn., apartment. He allegedly facilitated the transport of women and minors between Connecticut, New York and New Jersey for commercial sex acts.

Franklin pleaded guilty in October to transportation of an individual with intent to engage in criminal sexual activity. He was sentenced Wednesday in Bridgeport to four years and three months in prison.

His cousin, Theodore Briggs, was sentenced last month to 10 years in prison.

(Copyright 2012 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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