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ST. LOUIS - A Chicago man was sentenced to more than four years in federal prison after pleading guilty last year on sex trafficking related charges, U.S. Attorney Richard Callahan said Wednesday.

According to court documents, officers with the St. Louis Metropolitan Police Department were called to a local hospital in June 2013 in reference to an assault.

Once at the hospital, officers made contact with a female victim, who told them 31-year-old Jamall Brown broke her nose. The victim said she met Brown in Chicago and that he'd directed her and another woman to engage in prostitution by advertising on Backpage.com.

The suspect would drive the two women from Chicago to St. Louis, where they would participate in prostitution, and then onto Denver, Colorado.

The woman explained she told Brown she wanted to stop and go home, but that's when he attacked her and then dropped her off at the emergency room.

Jamall Brown pleaded guilty in September 2013 to one count of transportation for the purposes of prostitution and was sentenced to 51 months in prison, followed by supervised release for the rest of his life.

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