The last of four Battle Creek residents accused of taking part in efforts to traffic teenage girls for sex has now been sentenced.

MLive says that 28-year-old James Smith was in US District Court in Grand Rapids Thursday, and sentenced to 20 years in prison for a charge of sex trafficking of a minor. Prosecutors say that Smith, along with three other co-defendants, forced two 14-year-old runaways into prostitution, gave them drugs and threatened them with violence.

The two girls were able to eventually escape and get help.

Earlier this year, 24-year-old William Edwards and 25-year-old Dakota Walters were also sentenced to 20 years in prison, while 22-year-old Michael Noble was sentenced to 4 years.

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