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Buffalo man sentenced to 30 months in prison for sex trafficking conspiracy

A Buffalo man who was convicted of conspiracy to engage in the sex trafficking of minors has been sentenced to 30 months in prison by U.S. District Judge Lawrence J. Vilardo, according to the U.S. Attorney's Office.

Prosecutors said that 69-year-old Samuel Walker conspired with the manager of a local escort business to drive two underage victims to prostitution appointments in January and February of 2015.

At the escort business owner's request, Walker acted as a driver for the business, and was paid $25 per trip, prosecutors said.

Walker did so, either knowingly or recklessly disregarding that both victims were minors who engaged in commercial sex acts during the appointments, according to the U.S. Attorney's Office.

The escort business owner, D'Angelo Connor, was previously convicted and sentenced to 90 months in prison, prosecutors said.

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