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Boston man sentenced to 8 years in prison for involvement in prostitution ring

A Boston man has been sentenced to eight years in prison for his involvement in transporting a 15-year-old girl to Salem, New Hampshire for prostitution.

Hansel German, 25, was sentenced in U.S. District Court in New Hampshire on Monday on one count of aiding and abetting the transportation of an individual in interstate commerce for prostitution and one count of possessing heroin with the intent to distribute, according to a statement from the U.S. Attorney’s office.

The 15-year-old girl who was engaging in prostitution from a Salem, New Hampshire hotel room was rescued in February 2014 by local police with the help of Boston police as part as an investigation by Homeland Security Investigations, authorities said. Authorities identified several people, including German, who were involved in the scheme that brought the girl to Salem from Boston for prostitution.

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German’s eight years in prison will be followed by “an extended period of supervised release,” according to the U.S. Attorney’s office.

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