Sioux Falls man sentenced 33 1/2 years for sex trafficking
A Sioux Falls man has been sentenced to more than 33 years in prison for coercing women into prostitution in Sioux Falls.
U.S. District Judge Karen Schreier sentenced Tajahn Clinton, 36, on Monday. He was sentenced to 33 ½ years, 5 years of supervised release, restitution to the victim in the amount of $1,100, and $100 assessment to the Federal Crime Victims Fund. Judge Schreier will also recommend to the Bureau of Prisons that Clinton participate in the drug and alcohol treatment program during his time in prison.
"Today's sentence demonstrates that sex traffickers will pay a heavy price for victimizing women in South Dakota," U.S. Attorney Brendan Johnson said in a news release. "Federal, state and local law enforcement will continue our work to investigate and prosecute individuals such as Clinton who prey on the most vulnerable in our community."
The investigation was conducted by the Department of Homeland Security Investigations, the Federal Bureau of Investigation, the Sioux Falls Police Department, the Minnehaha County Sheriff's Office, and the South Dakota Division of Criminal Investigation.