Utica Woman Pleads Guilty in Sex Trafficking Case

Published 03/31 2014 05:23PM

Updated 03/31 2014 06:22PM

A Utica woman has pled guilty to sex trafficking charges.

Lynette Tilden admitted to the sex trafficking of 16-year-old minor known as M.L. back in February of 2012 with the help of others.

She confessed to knowingly have recruited, enticed, harbored, and provided the minor to engage in sex acts in exchange for money and drugs.

The federal charge stems from an investigation conducted by the FBI-Albany division concerning a prostitution ring involved in the selling of minors to engage in sexual acts.

The Oneida Country District Attorney has charged other defendants involved in the ongoing investigation.

Tilden is scheduled to be sentenced in late July. She faces a mandatory minimum term of ten years in prison to a maximum of life, as well as a maximum fine of $250,000.

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