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Huntsville man sentenced for child-sex trafficking in Madison County

Billy Edwards was sentenced to 15 years in prison.

Posted: Sep. 12, 2018 5:36 PM
Updated: Sep. 12, 2018 5:46 PM

Billy Edwards was sentenced to 15 years in prison for paying the father of a 15-year-old to have sexual contact with the minor.

Edwards pleaded guilty in June to charges of commercial sex trafficking, coercion and enticement of a minor to engage in prostitution. He is also charged for possessing firearms as a convicted felon. 

In Edward's plea, he acknowledged that he began paying the child's father in 2014.

The child's father pleaded guilty to coercion and enticement of a minor to engage in prostitution, and his sentencing date has not yet been set. He pleaded guilty to a separate charge in 2017 for illegally entering the U.S. after having been previously deported. 

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