SENTENCED: Sheboygan man gets 25 years in prison on sex trafficking, drug convictions
SHEBOYGAN (WITI) — A federal judge sentenced Jason Guidry of Sheboygan on Friday, February 13th to 25 years in prison. Guidry was convicted on three sex-trafficking counts and one count of possession with the intent to distribute heroin. The sex-trafficking counts involved three separate females.
According to the Department of Justice, evidence introduced at Guidry’s sentencing showed that he controlled his group of victimized females by addicting them to heroin and then further induced their prostitution by manipulating and threatening to manipulate his supply of heroin to them.
United States Attorney James Santelle released the following statement in the wake of the sentencing:
“The sentence imposed on this defendant by Judge (Rudolph) Randa is not only appropriate under all the facts and circumstances of this case but also sends yet another message to our community that human trafficking—and the terrible victimization that is at its core—will be answered decisively and significantly by our system of criminal justice. Mr. Guidry’s conduct was especially pernicious in that he used a highly addictive and often deadly drug to manipulate these victims into selling their bodies in the horrific sex trade business.”
Santelle also indicated this was the first federal conviction of a defendant in Wisconsin who used an addictive drug to control the trafficking activities of his victims.
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