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Man who targeted women in Idaho for prostitution gets 6 1/2 years in prison

The U.S. Attorney's Office in Oregon says Anthony Ballard Jones transported two women from Idaho, including one from Boise in 2015. (File Photo)

A 36-year-old man was sentenced to 78 months in federal prison on Wednesday after he brought two women from Idaho into Oregon for the purposes of prostitution.

The U.S. Attorney's Office in Oregon says Anthony Ballard Jones transported two women from Idaho, including one from Boise in 2015. He told one of the women that he'd offer her drugs and that prostituting herself would make her rich.

After initially telling Jones, no, she later agreed.

Officials say during a planned sexual encounter at a motel in Eugene, one of the victims refused to participate. It was then, officials say, where Jones began ripping her clothes, and threatening her. The disturbance led police to the motel who ended up arresting Jones for being a felon in possession of a gun.

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