GREELEY, COLO. (AP) - A 33-year-old Greeley man accused of trafficking several underage girls for sex in Weld County has been sentenced to 248 years in prison.
Paul Burman received the maximum possible sentence Wednesday for his conviction of 32 counts, including human trafficking and child prostitution.
Prosecutors say Burman, who went by "Haylo," pimped out several victims, both adults and minors. One of his victims was 15 years old.
According to court testimony, he provided the victims with drugs and alcohol and booked hotel rooms for them to have sex with men, sometimes on several occasions in one night.
Burman also is accused of threatening the victims with violence to force them into prostitution. Prosecutors say that in one instance, he beat and sexually assaulted one of the girls for talking back to him and not making enough money.
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