A Toledo woman will spend three years in prison for her role in putting a minor into the sex trade.
Federal authorities sentenced 26-year-old Amber Ginter, aka Amber Mendoza, to three years in prison for interstate sex trafficking involving a minor.
In December 2009, Ginter transported a minor from Ohio to Michigan to engage the child in commercial sexual activity.
"This case is another stark reminder that human trafficking exists in our district and in our collective back yard," U.S. Attorney for the Northern District of Ohio Steven M. Dettelbach said. "It's a reminder that we need to be better neighbors and ask questions if something looks suspicious."
The case was prosecuted after an investigation by the Toledo Resident Agency of the FBI and the Northwest Ohio Violent Crimes Against Children Task Force.
"The sexual human trafficking of minors for profit is an injustice that will not be tolerated," said Stephen D. Anthony, Special Agent in charge of the FBI's Cleveland office. "The FBI continues to aggressively pursue and bring to justice those who violate the rights of our most vulnerable of the community."