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Suspect in alleged human trafficking ring strikes plea deal

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Posted at 10:00 PM, May 10, 2013
and last updated 2013-05-11 00:00:03-04

SALT LAKE CITY – A man accused of human trafficking, prostitution and identity theft has struck a plea deal.

Luis Daniel Arano-Hernandez is accused of coercing a 17-year-old girl and her mother to be prostituted at two massage parlors.

He was arrested last November after an eight-month investigation, and was originally charged with 13 felonies.

In exchange for the remaining 12 counts being dropped, Arano-Hernandez agreed to plead guilty to human trafficking.

He is scheduled for sentencing on June 28.

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