Topeka man sentenced for sex trafficking a 17-year-old girl

Reginald Newman (Courtesy: Shawnee Co. Sheriff's Office)
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TOPEKA, Kan. (WIBW) -- A Topeka man was sentenced to nearly four years in prison after pleading guilty to a sex trafficking-related charge involving a 17 year-old girl.

According to the U.S. Attorney's Office, Reginald Eugene Newman, 30, pleaded guilty to a single count of conspiracy to commit sex trafficking. On Monday, he was sentenced to 47 months in a federal prison.

His wife, Tiara, had already been sentenced to 34 months in federal prison earlier this month, U.S. Attorney Tom Beall said.

According to Beall, Reginald Newman admitted on March 21, 2015, he took the teenage girl from Topeka to Junction City "for the purpose of prostitution."

Beall said the Newmans rented two rooms at the Value Place Motel, one of which was used for the commercial sex acts, while the other was used for sleeping. Tiara Newman and the teenager met with a soldier from Fort Riley, who paid $250 to have sex with both of them.

Five days later, Tiara took the same girl to the Fairfield Inn in Manhattan on what was described as an "out call," Beall continued. Tiara reportedly told the customer that the girl was new and she was showing her the business.

The customer noticed the girl was nervous and gave her a tip when he paid her, Beall added.

The U.S. Attorney's Office said the Newmans kept all of the money.