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Long Beach man sentenced for child trafficking

Four years after a Long Beach man was arrested on child trafficking charges, the suspect was sentenced to 61 years to life in prison.

The investigation began on February 20, 2018, when detectives assigned to the Long Beach Police Department Vice Investigation Detail discovered a sexually exploited minor was posting a commercial sex advertisement online. Vice Detectives were able to locate and recover three victims, two minors and one adult.

Throughout the investigation, detectives gathered sufficient evidence and were able to identify a suspect responsible for the incidents.

On June 23, 2018, detectives arrested 26-year-old Gregory Wilson of Long Beach. Wilson was arrested in the City of Compton on an arrest warrant that was issued in connection to the case.

On April 22, 2022, a human trafficking jury trial for Wilson concluded. The jury returned guilty verdicts on six felony counts that included two counts of human trafficking of a minor by force or fear, one count human trafficking of an adult, one count of inflicting great bodily injury during the commission of human trafficking, one count of criminal threats, one count of kidnapping, and one count of kidnapping an unresisting minor.

On August 15, 2022, Wilson was sentenced to 61 years and 8 months to life at the Long Beach Superior Court.

This article was released by Long Beach Police Department.