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Memphis man found guilty of pimping teen for sex

MEMPHIS, TN (WMC) -

A Memphis man has been found guilty of pimping out a teenage runaway. 

U.S. Attorney Edward Stanton announced Wednesday that Harold Davis, 27, had been found guilty after a three-day trial in federal court.

According to prosecutors, Davis obtained a cellphone and a wig for the teen and subsequently put her image on Backpage.com to advertise her for commercial sexual encounters.

Davis was discovered when a Shelby County Sheriff's Deputy stopped his vehicle during a traffic stop. The deputy noticed the female in the backseat of the vehicle and saw an unusually large amount of condoms and female hygiene products in the vehicle.

According to prosecutors, the FBI Human Trafficking Task Force continued the investigation into Davis and linked the Backpage ads to him through his phone and email accounts.

Tuesday, a federal judge convicted Davis of one count of sex trafficking a minor and one count of using the internet to conduct an unlawful activity.

His sentencing date is scheduled for Thursday, July 14. Davis faces a mandatory minimum 10 year sentence with a maximum of life in prison. 

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