NJ man who ran prostitution ring with wife gets 13 years in prison

HACKENSACK, N.J. (AP) -- A New Jersey man who ran a prostitution ring with his wife that authorities say forced a 16-year-old New York City girl to become a sex worker is now headed to prison.

Glen Bowman Sr. received a 13-year sentence on Friday. The 42-year-old Newark man had pleaded guilty in October to human trafficking. The 42-year-old Newark man faces a 13-year term when he's sentenced Nov. 14.

Bowman's wife, their adult son and another woman also pleaded guilty to roles in the ring and received prison terms earlier this month. Authorities say they conspired to traffic the 16-year-old Brooklyn girl and made her work as a prostitute at motels in New Jersey.

State prosecutors say Glen Bowman and another defendant threatened to beat the teen if she didn't follow their orders.

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