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Man gets 10 years for human trafficking

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The first person convicted of human trafficking in Marion County has received 10 years on the charge.

Chris Smiley was convicted in January of human trafficking, felony battery, felony intimidation, and felony strangulation. He was also convicted of promoting prostitution, which was merged with the human trafficking count because the elements fit in with that charge, according to the Marion County Prosecutor’s Office. The charge of human trafficking involved a woman who was forced into prostitution as a result of someone else’s drug debt.

Smiley was also sentenced to four years on the battery conviction, four years on the intimidation conviction, and 545 days on the strangulation conviction. The sentences will run concurrently. He will also serve five years on a possession of cocaine conviction that will run consecutively.

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  • YOU DESERVE IT
    I was involved in this case and i just want to set things strait the call was for me i had been raped and called the police but i had nothing to do with the girl who was tortured i just feel so good that justice has been served he deserved what he got and really it should be sooner no one would have known she was there if it was not for me when i called the police did not even know the hid her under the bed thank me my life is ruined because of something i could not control but on,y god knows the truth and even tho your in jail smiley remember you have GOD to answer to when its all over your a horrible person who had nothing but guns and drugs in your future your where you were going to end up eventually but to the detectives on this case please find my rapist and put him home with smiley!!

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