Sex trafficking case nets 10-year sentence

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Posted 1/13/23

A 33-year-old man drew a 10-year sentence in the Department of Corrections after his guilty plea for trafficking a minor for sexual servitude.

A statement from the 17th Judicial District …

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Sex trafficking case nets 10-year sentence

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A 33-year-old man drew a 10-year sentence in the Department of Corrections after his guilty plea for trafficking a minor for sexual servitude.

A statement from the 17th Judicial District Attorney’s Office said Robert Stenschke entered his plea Jan. 4. The case dated back to October 2020.

The statement said the victim who, at the time was 17 years old, met Stenschke through a friend who also was the target of trafficking. In this case, the victim ran away from home to be with Stenschke. The suspect advertised the victim’s services online in the Denver metro area.

The statement said the FBI’s Child Exploitation and Human Trafficking Taskforce, which investigates cases involving minor and adult domestic sex trafficking, was able to find the victim.

Three days later, the DA’s office said Stenschke located the victim and took her from a hair appointment in Fort Collins. The two then went to Florida, California and Las Vegas, Nevada, while trafficking her.

Authorities found Stenschke and the teen in California almost a year ago. The statement said the victim admitted she engaged in commercial sex work on behalf of Stenschke and gave him the money she earned.

In the statement, DA Brian Mason called human trafficking “a despicable crime.”

“This defendant preyed on a child, stole her innocence and trafficked her for money all over the United States,” Mason said. “The defendant richly deserves the penalty he has received for trafficking this young girl."

 "This trafficker exploited his victim for his own personal gain. FBI Denver is grateful to the 17th Judicial District Attorney's Office for pursuing this case through to yield a prison sentence for what this man did to a minor," said Acting Special Agent in Charge Leonard Carollo in the statement. "The FBI Denver Child Exploitation and Human Trafficking Task Force will continue to do everything it can to ensure victims of sex trafficking receive the services they need to move forward with their lives, and that their traffickers are brought to justice."

17th Judicial District Attorney's Office, Brian Mason, sex trafficking

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