The U.S. Attorney's office in Rhode Island says Stephen Ardrey, 30, of Springfield, was sentenced to 14 years in federal prison on sex trafficking charges.
He was accused of taking a 17 year old girl from Medfield, Massachusetts near Boston, over the state line into Rhode Island for the purpose of illegal sexual activity.
Ardrey was arrested September, 2013 walking along a highway in Rhode Island with the girl. It was three days after the teen had been reported missing.
He pleaded guilty in February to one count of trafficking a person under the age of 18 and transportation of a minor with intent to engage in illicit sexual conduct.
A U.S. District judge in Rhode Island ordered Ardrey to register as a sex offender after his prison sentence is served.
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