Man Sentenced for Role in Sex Trafficking Ring

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SCRANTON — A man who admitted to being part of a sex trafficking conspiracy was sentenced to prison Wednesday.

Justin Strait, 26, of Scranton, was sentenced in federal court to six years in prison for his role in a sex trafficking conspiracy that used a minor to engage in prostitution at several hotels and motels in northeastern Pennsylvania.

Strait previously admitted that he assisted three other men in the sex trafficking activity during early-to-mid 2014.

Strait pleaded guilty in July 2015.

Strait must also register as a sex offender and comply with all sex offender notification requirements of federal and state law.

Three other men connected to the sex trafficking conspiracy have also pleaded guilty: Sean Cantelmo was sentenced to 151 months in prison; Jimmy Cantelmo was sentenced to 10 years in prison; and Mark Matis is awaiting sentencing.

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