An Oklahoma City man was sentenced to 10 years imprisonment for child sex trafficking Tuesday.
Ronald Everett Spivey, 48, pleaded guilty in January to attempting to coerce and and entice a person he believed to be a 17-year-old female to work as his prostitute.
Spivey's arrest was the result of a sex trafficking sting conducted by the Tulsa Police Department's Vice Unit.
"My office will continue to work closely with our law enforcement partners in finding, capturing and prosecuting sex traffickers," said United States Attorney Danny C. Williams Sr. for the Northern District of Oklahoma. "Those who seek to profit from exploiting minors will be punished to the fullest extent of the law. I commend the Tulsa Police Department and Oklahoma City Police Department for their excellent collaboration on this joint investigation."
During the summer of 2013, Spivey and co-defendent Kimberly Haven, 26, worked together in a commercial sex trafficking venture in which they attempted to recruit and prostitute a female under 18 years of age. Spivey and Haven traveled to Oklahoma City from Tulsa to recruit the girl to prostitution, but in actuality the "girl" was an undercover officer.
On July 31, 2013, Spivey and Haven were arrested in Tulsa at a location where they had arranged to meet the "17-year-old girl."
Haven previously pleaded guilty to interstate transportation and racketeering charges stemming from the same investigation and was sentenced to probation in January.