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Vt. state worker sentenced in prostitution case

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A former Vermont state employee has been sentenced to six months of home detention for his role in a scheme to bring women from New York City to Vermont to engage in prostitution with farm workers. Alex Young-Hernandez was sentenced Thursday in federal court in Brattleboro. The 56-year-old had worked as a case aide for the Department of Children and Family Services for 10 years at the time of his arrest, The Burlington Free Press reported. Young-Hernandez said he learned of the prostitution operation in October 2010 from Jose Flores-Rocha at a trailer in northern Vermont where Young-Hernandez lived with several farm workers, according to court records.

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