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Joshua Dumas pleads guilty to sex trafficking

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ALEXANDRIA, Va. (AP) - A Georgia man has pleaded guilty to prostituting numerous underage girls in Virginia, Maryland and through several southern states.

Twenty-one-year-old Joshua Dumas of Atlanta entered the plea Monday in federal court in Virginia. He faces a mandatory minimum of 20 years in prison at sentencing June 7.

According to his guilty plea, Dumas helped recruit girls and used online advertising to attract customers to hotel rooms. Prosecutors say the girls gave all they earned to Dumas and conspirators.

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