First person in Kentucky convicted of human trafficking sentenced

Published: Oct. 27, 2014 at 6:43 PM EDT|Updated: Nov. 3, 2014 at 7:43 PM EST
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Jason Ritter (Source: LMDC)
Jason Ritter (Source: LMDC)

LOUISVILLE, KY (WAVE) - The first person in Louisville convicted of human trafficking has been sentenced to 10 years in prison with no probation.

In September, Jason Ritter entered a guilty plea on the morning his trial was set to begin.

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Ritter was convicted of human trafficking, unlawful transaction with a minor, possession of marijuana and possession of drug paraphernalia.

He cannot get probation, and he must serve 85 percent of his 10-year sentence before he is eligible for parole.

The victim in the case, a 17-year-old girl, told police that Ritter and a women supplied her with heroin and coerced her into prostitution.

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