A huge step forward in the battle to end human trafficking was taken when a man was given a sentence of 472 years in prison for his crimes.
The man, who was 31 years old and controlled a large prostitution ring in the United States, got the highest sentence ever handed down for a human trafficking case in the country’s history.
According to reports, a jury found Brock guilty on 30 counts of child prostitution, se-ual exploitation of a child, human trafficking, and kidnapping.
So far, seven people have been found guilty for their parts in the child se- trafficking ring that Brock ran.
Brock is said to have met the girls on Facebook and kept control of them with drugs and violence. He made them perform inappropriate acts on him against their will and sold their “services” online.
Even though his lawyers asked for the minimum sentence of 96 years, prosecutors and victims pushed for more—376 more years, to be exact.
Janet from the Attorney General’s office couldn’t be happier that Brock got the maximum sentence for his horrible crimes. She said, “A 400-year sentence sends a strong message across the country that we won’t tolerate this kind of violence against women and vulnerable populations.”
His victims are relieved to see him behind bars. One of the victims, named Brehannah, said “he deserves every single minute in those walls.”
“I can’t even begin to explain what he did to my life,” said Brehannah, who says finally having her voice heard brought her “so much joy.”
“Reading it today and speaking and actually saying how I felt, and him having hearing and having to sit there and listen and listen to me, that brought me so much joy, and that’s why I came today.”