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Amherst man convicted of sex trafficking charges

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BUFFALO, N.Y. — A jury has convicted an Amherst man of numerous sex trafficking charges.

Kenneth Graham, 25, was convicted in federal court Thursday. He was convicted of sex trafficking by force, sex trafficking of a minor by force, and sex trafficking of a minor.

According to the U.S. Attorney's Office, between 2010 and 2012, Graham recruited, promoted and profited from the prostitution of two underage girls and a woman in her 20s. Prosecutors say Graham also threatened and assaulted two of the victims.

"This is a tragedy for the victims who have experienced these last two years of this kind of servitude, but fortunately by today's verdict, justice has been done," said U.S. Attorney William Hochul.

Graham faces 15 years to life in prison when he's sentenced in May.

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