Men plead guilty to sex trafficking teen girl

Posted at 4:48 PM, Dec 11, 2017
and last updated 2017-12-11 16:48:09-05

CINCINNATI -- Two men pleaded guilty in the sex trafficking of a 14-year-old girl, authorities announced Monday.

Eric Zyn Ho, 25, pleaded guilty to conspiracy to sex traffic a child and conspiracy to produce child pornography. Bryan Mathew Otero, 27, pleaded guilty to conspiracy to sex traffic a child.

U.S. Attorney Ben Glassman previously said the men held the northwest Indiana girl in a Clermont County apartment to have her engage in a commercial sex act. 

Authorities found the girl and arrested the men in May. A federal grand jury indicted Ho and Otero the same month, and they have been held since then. 

Conspiracy to sex traffic children is a crime punishable by up to life in prison, according to Glassman. Conspiracy to produce child pornography carries a mandatory minimum of 15 years in prison up to 30 years.