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.
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