22-year-old Kansas man to serve 63 months in prison for human trafficking in Omaha
22-year-old Jason Gregory Johnson has been sentenced to serve more than five years in jail as he was involved in human trafficking in Omaha.
U.S. Senior District Court Judge Robert Pratt sentenced Johnson to 63 months in jail on Thursday for the offense of transporting an individual with the intention to engage in prostitution.
A press release showed that the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Southern District of Iowa said Johnson sent a minor through Nebraska, Kansas and Iowa, where she was used as a prostitute. He received a specific percentage of the amount earned by the minor for being involved in prostitution which is a heinous crime. Moreover, the girl was forced to get involved in it.
The judge also ordered Johnson to serve 10 years of supervised release after getting out of jail to keep check on his activities.
A 17-year-old girl was found by the Omaha police in late January after they were reported that she was being prostituted. Authorities communicated with the minor and then identified Johnson as the individual who transported her.
The case was investigated by the Council Bluffs Police Department and the FBI.