A 30-year-old man is predicted to spend the remainder of his life in jail after a Colorado decide handed down one of many longest sentences ever for human trafficking.
Chauncey Worth was sentenced Oct. eight to 304 years to life within the Colorado Division of Corrections for his function because the chief of a human trafficking and forgery ring, in keeping with the 18th Judicial District Lawyer’s Workplace.
In December 2019, a Douglas County jury discovered Worth responsible on a number of counts, together with violation of the Colorado Organized Crime Management Act, trafficking a minor for sexual servitude, felony try and commit pimping of a kid, felony try and commit patronizing a prostituted baby and three counts of forgery.
“This isn’t a traditional sentence, however this was not a traditional crime. You aren’t a defendant who deserves a minimal sentence,” Douglas County District Choose Theresa Slade advised Worth throughout sentencing, in keeping with a information launch issued Thursday. “You had been a grasp at victimizing these girls. … There may be completely nothing this court docket can do to make these girls complete.”
Based on the information launch, 5 co-defendants linked to Worth’s felony ring had been beforehand charged and sentenced. The ring was additionally concerned in producing counterfeit foreign money and used the trafficking victims to move the pretend cash at companies throughout the state. Two co-defendants additionally acquired sentences for forgery. Drug costs had been included in two different instances.
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Worth’s lengthy sentence was enhanced by his standing as a previous convicted felon because the court docket noticed him as a recurring offender.
The longest sentence in a human trafficking case was given by Arapahoe County District Court docket Choose Peter Michaelson in 2017 to Brock Franklin. It was 472 years to life in jail, however as a result of a miscalculation, it was truly 400 years.