Los Angeles man faces August trial in sex trafficking case - WNEM TV 5

Los Angeles man faces August trial in sex trafficking case

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A Los Angeles man faces trial in August on federal charges including sex trafficking after authorities say a 16-year-old girl was kidnapped during a Detroit jazz festival.

The Detroit News reports the case in U.S. District Court in Detroit against 37-year-old Kevin Keys dates to last summer, when the girl disappeared for several weeks. Prosecutors say the girl met Keys in the Detroit area and encouraged her to perform sex acts for money.

Prosecutors say Keys and the girl traveled to Minnesota, where she was hospitalized for an illness. She was reunited with family after hospital workers learned her identity.

The Associated Press sent a message Tuesday seeking comment from a lawyer for Keys. Charges in the case also include transporting a minor for prostitution and producing child pornography.

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