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Macon Man Sentenced on Child Sex Trafficking Charges

Sex Trafficking Crackdown
Posted at 1:05 PM, Mar 18, 2015
and last updated 2015-03-18 13:05:00-04

MACON, Ga. (AP) — Federal prosecutors say a man accused of running a child sex trafficking operation out of motel rooms throughout Georgia has been sentenced to prison time.

Authorities said Tuesday that 28-year-old Arthur Gerald Reid of Macon was sentenced to three years in prison on federal sex trafficking charges. Prosecutors say Reid pleaded guilty to the charges in December.

Investigators have said Reid prostituted a child from September 2011 to February 2013 by using an online erotic services website. Reid arranged meetings at motels in Macon and Tybee Island.

Authorities say Reid was taken into custody Feb. 26, 2013 at a Macon motel and was found with two additional juvenile victims.

Prosecutors say a BB gun was found inside the motel room and the victims believed the weapon was an authentic firearm.