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Utica man pleads guilty in sex trafficking case
Binghamton, N.Y. (AP) -- A 32-year-old upstate New York man has pleaded guilty in federal court to sex trafficking of a child.
Authorities say Edward Tilden of Utica was among nine people arrested in February 2012 in connection with sex trafficking in central New York that involved a minor.
He admitted yesterday helping prostitute the victim in exchange for money and drugs. The victim was 16 at the time. The arrests followed a nine-month investigation.
Tilden is in jail. He's scheduled to be sentenced in September and faces 10 years to life in prison.