A man could face up to 10 years in prison after being found guilty in the first commercial sex trafficking trial in Albemarle County.
Twenty-four-year-old Douglas Meredith was convicted Wednesday, January 18, for one count of assisting in a commercial sex trafficking operation.
According to court files, Meredith was one of several people who intimidated a woman into performing sex acts for money over 12 days back in August 2016.
Meredith was found not guilty on a charge of abduction in the case. He is scheduled to be sentenced on April 12.
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