Ore. man pleads guilty to trafficking of minors



EUGENE, Ore. (AP) — A 28-year-old Springfield man faces at least 10 years in prison after pleading guilty to sex trafficking of a minor.

The Register-Guard (http://bit.ly/w2OICD ) reports that Stanley Mack “Bug” Spriggs Jr. is one of three defendants accused in what investigators say was a 2009 enterprise that published online photos of two girls younger than 18, rented rooms for their commercial sex and took the proceeds. One other defendant has pleaded guilty.

Ten years is the mandatory minimum sentence. The paper said his plea bargain calls for a sentencing recommendation at the low end of the range for someone with his criminal background, which includes convictions for offenses ranging from auto theft to drug possession and attempting to elude a police officer.

He pleaded guilty Monday. U.S. District Court Judge Anna Brown set sentencing for Jan. 12.


Information from: The Register-Guard, http://www.registerguard.com