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Minnesota man sentenced to 12 years for human trafficking in Kansas

3/12/2014

OAKLEY -- A Minnesota man convicted of aggravated human trafficking in Logan County has been sentenced to more than 12 years in prison.

OAKLEY -- A Minnesota man convicted of aggravated human trafficking in Logan County has been sentenced to more than 12 years in prison.

Preston Sanders, 28, St. Paul, Minn., was sentenced Wednesday to 147 months in the Kansas Department of Corrections by District Judge Glenn D. Schiffner.

A Logan County jury found Sanders guilty in October of transporting a person younger than 18 years of age knowing that person would be used for the sexual gratification of another. He also was found guilty of transporting an open container of alcohol, furnishing alcohol to a minor and driving on a suspended license.

The investigation began after a traffic stop on Interstate 70 involving the vehicle in which Sanders was traveling. The charges stemmed from an investigation by the Logan County Sheriff's office, the Kansas Bureau of Investigation, the Kansas Highway Patrol, the Des Moines, Iowa, Police Department and the St. Paul, Minn., Police Department.