Tampa, Florida -- A man and his girlfriend received prison sentences Monday for their involvement in recruiting minors for sex trafficking purposes.
Eric Bell, 38, was sentenced to 30 years in federal prison while Neang Prom a.k.a. Pocahontas, 30, was sentenced to 37 months for her role in the case.
Prom, of Bradenton, pleaded guilty on May 9 to conspiracy to engage in sex trafficking of minors. Bell pleaded guilty to charges on
According to the plea agreement, Bell and Prom recruited the minors for prostitution purposes in exchange for a place to live.
Once the minors were living with the couple, they would take explicit photos of them and put them on the Internet in order to solicit clients. The minors, between 15 and 17 years old, were then forced to hand over their money earned to the couple which they would then live off of.