Three people sentenced for human trafficking charges

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A mother and son arrested for human trafficking last year were both sentenced Wednesday. 

Loretta and Frederick Smith were arrested in Oct. of 2018.

According to court documents, two girls told investigators they were forced into prostitution by the Smiths, along with another man, Eric Hodges.

One girl also accused Frederick Smith of repeatedly raping her. He’s been sentenced to six years after pleading no contest to human trafficking.

Loretta and Hodges were sentenced to one year behind bars with three years probation.

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