SACRAMENTO (CBS13) — A Sacramento man has been indicted on sex trafficking of a child charges, the District Attorney’s office announced on Wednesday.
The DA’s office says, back on Oct. 1, a sealed indictment was returned against 41-year-old Michael Anthony Butler Jr. Detectives allege that Butler – who went by the nicknames “Spice916” and “Spice” – recruited, harbored and transported a minor knowing they would engage in prostitution.READ MORE: 'He Had To Watch... As This Monster Did What He Did': Sacramento Family Of Texas Shooting Survivor Speaks
Butler also allegedly advertised the minor as a prostitute, the DA’s office says.READ MORE: Man Found In Car Intoxicated, Arrested For DUI In Lodi
Exactly when Butler was arrested is unclear, but the DA’s office unsealed the indictment after he was in custody.MORE NEWS: Man Arrested After Running Stop Sign Then Fleeing From Police
If convicted on the charges, the DA’s office says Butler faces a mandatory minimum sentence of 10 years in prison – with a maximum sentence of life in prison and a $250,000 fine.