Louisville woman sentenced for conspiracy of sex trafficking a minor

Published: Jul. 26, 2016 at 9:28 PM EDT|Updated: Jul. 26, 2016 at 11:15 PM EDT
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LOUISVILLE, KY (WAVE) - A Louisville woman was sentenced by a U.S. District Court on Tuesday for the conspiracy of sex trafficking a minor.

Crystal Bradshaw, 42, was sentenced to eight years in prison and 10 years of supervised release, announced U.S. Attorney John E. Kuhn, Jr. in a press release.

Bradshaw pleaded guilty to the charges on March 16. Her co-defendant, Ralph Goodwin was sentenced to 10 years in prison for sex trafficking of the 15-year-old female. Goodwin also solicited the girl to engage in commercial sex acts and transported her with the intent to have the minor engage in prostitution.

According to court records, Bradshaw admitted to making contact with Goodwin through, a "sugar daddy" website in June 2015. Following that, the two established a relationship built on the agreement that Bradshaw would trade sexual relations with Goodwin for money and other things of value.

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On August 7, 2015 Bradshaw approached the minor in a Louisville park and took her to one of the Marriott Hotel's in Louisville, where the minor had sexual contact with Goodwin. Between August 7 and August 9 of 2015, Goodwin, Bradshaw and the minor all stayed at the hotel.

When the three left the hotel on the ninth, Bradshaw received between $600 and $700 from Goodwin while the minor was not paid. Following their departure, Goodwin took the minor to his home in Clarksville, Tennessee where the teen was eventually able to contact a friend on Goodwin's computer. The minor's friend was able to get in touch with the 15-year-old's mother who went to the Montgomery County, Tennessee Sheriff's Office.

Deputies found the 15-year-old girl at Goodwin's house in Clarksville.

Goodwin provided the minor with things of value in both Louisville and Tennessee.

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