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Minn. teen gets jail in prostitution case

MINNEAPOLIS — A former cheerleading captain at a suburban high school was sentenced Friday to three years in prison for prostituting a younger squad member and keeping the money for herself.

Montia Parker, 18, previously pleaded guilty to three prostitution-related counts. She was ordered into custody, and must spend at least two years behind bars before she’s eligible for release. She must also register as a sex offender.

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‘‘You were the leader of an attempted high school prostitution ring,’’ Hennepin County District Court Judge William Koch said at the sentencing. ‘‘And you did it all for a pair of sneakers.’’

Parker admitted that last March she told a 16-year-old cheerleader at Hopkins High School that the girl could earn money through prostitution. After the younger girl agreed, Parker placed an ad for her online, then took her to an apartment where the girl was paid to perform oral sex. The girl gave $60 to Parker.

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