MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — A Minneapolis man accused of sex trafficking and producing child pornography of minors has been sentenced to 36 years in prison.

Deuvontay Charles (credit: CBS)

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Twenty-two-year-old Deuvontay Charles was convicted of numerous charges, including 12 counts of production of child pornography, three counts of sex trafficking of a minor and two counts of sex trafficking by use of force, fraud and coercion.

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Authorities say Charles recruited three minor girls between the ages of 14 and 17 for prostitution and coerced two 14-year-old girls into making sexually explicit images.

At the time of the offenses, Charles was a registered sex offender based on a 2014 conviction in Dakota County for soliciting a child to engage in sexual contact.

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