Tennessean sentenced in wrestler's sex ring

ATLANTA (AP) -- Two people were sentenced Thursday for taking part in a sex trafficking ring run by former professional wrestler "Hardbody" Harrison Norris.

Two others, including a Tennessean, were sentenced for lying to investigators in the case.

U.S. District Judge Jack Camp of Atlanta sentenced 41-year-old Cedric Jackson of Atlanta to five years in prison. Camp sentenced 37-year-old Aimee Allen, formerly of Cartersville and now of Clarence, N.Y., to two years and ten months.

Twenty-two-year-old Leslie Smith of Macon and 25-year-old Michell Achuff of Lafayette, Tennessee, who admitted that they provided false information to protect Norris, each received three years of probation.

Norris claimed he just ran a training camp for women to become professional wrestlers. He was convicted by a federal jury on 24 counts related to sex trafficking, peonage, forced labor and witness tampering. His sentencing is scheduled for April 1st.

(Copyright 2008 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)


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