El Cajon man sentenced to more than 15 years for child sex trafficking

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Antoine Lamar Haynes. Credit: El Cajon Police Department

An El Cajon man who pleaded guilty to human trafficking charges involving two underage girls was sentenced Wednesday to more than 15 years in state prison.

Antoine Lamar Haynes22, was arrested last April after police discovered he was engaging in “explicit online relationships with the minor victims through social media,” according to the court. El Cajon Police Departmentwho said he met the victims through mutual friends.

He was arrested last year on suspicion of pandering to minors, sending harmful material to minors and being a felon in possession of a firearm. Haynes was initially charged with nearly a dozen felonies.

He later pleaded guilty to two felony counts of attempting, persuading, or causing another person to engage in a commercial sex act while underage. The criminal complaint alleges that those violations occurred in March and April of last year, and includes allegations that one of the victims was under the age of 16.

Haynes was sentenced Wednesday to an agreed prison term of 15 years and four months.

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