Online Sex-Trafficking Sting Nets Billings Man - KULR-8 Television, Billings, MT

Online Sex-Trafficking Sting Nets Billings Man

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FARGO, NORTH DAKOTA -

A Billings man will go to prison as part of an online sex trafficking sting in the Bakken.

A federal judge sentenced 34-year-old Clayton Lakey to 5 years in prison.

He was arrested at a hotel as part of "Operation Vigilant Guardian" -- an online sting -- centered in Williston and Dickinson.

Lakey agreed to pay for sex with what he thought was a juvenile.

After he gets out of prison, he'll be supervised for 10 years and must register as a sex offender.

(The Associated Press contributed to this story.)

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