Police say man running teen prostitution ring

Published 03/29 2013 02:39PM

Updated 04/01 2013 09:40AM

SPRINGFIELD -- A man faces multiple charges for allegedly pimping three girls under the age of 17. Police say 43-year old Jeffrey Huddleston recruited the victims, including one who's 15-years old.

Authorities say Huddleston molested one of the victims plus gave her alcohol and cocaine. Huddleston was in custody on $200,000 bond for charges of possession of a firearm by a felon when his bond was increased by $750,000 after his indictment on the juvenile pimping charges.

Three counts of involuntary sexual servitude of a minor are punishable by up to 30 years in prison. Officials say, if convicted of those, plus criminal sexual assault, Huddleston will receive consecutive sentences. His tentative trial date is April 22.

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