Sex-Trafficking Case Resumes Monday

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WICHITA, Kan. (AP) _ A Sedgwick County jury continues deliberations tomorrow in the county's first human trafficking case.

Marlin Williams is charged with recruiting and transporting a 15-year-old girl from Wichita to work as a prostitute in Dallas last year.

The girl, now 16, testified that she sold herself for sex for up to two weeks, giving Williams about $6,000, before a police detective found her and returned her to Wichita.

Williams testified in his own defense Friday, telling the jury he had only seen the girl twice in Dallas, on a shopping trip and then on a return trip a few days later with his wife and children.

Williams is charged under a crime designation that went into effect last year as part of Jessica's Law, a package of legislation that increased the punishments for sexual offenses involving children.

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