Two men get lengthy sentences for trafficking14-year-old girl for sex

CINCINNATI – Two Cincinnati men received lengthy prison sentences Thursday for holding a 14-year-old girl captive for sex trafficking, according to the U.S. Attorney’s office.

Eric Zyn Ho, 25, was sentenced to 30 years and Bryan Mathew Otero, 27, got 10 years. Both sentences will be followed by 10 years of supervised release.

Both men have been behind bars since they were arrested on May 4, 2017.  In December 2017 the two pleaded guilty to one count of conspiracy to sex traffic a child. Ho also pleaded guilty to one count of conspiracy to produce child pornography.

The girl went missing from her home in Lake County, Indiana -- southeast of Chicago – in April 2017. She was found May 2 at the East Pointe Apartments in Clermont County's Union Township. A neighbor, Brandie Boone, said Ho and Otero had been living there for more than two months.

"I feel so bad that I didn't see her, that I couldn't say, 'Hey. your little girl is here,'" Boone previously told WCPO. "I can't imagine what her mother is going through."

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