Edwin Barcus, Joshua Dumas of Atlanta sentenced for multi-state sex trafficking ring

12:01 PM, Jun 7, 2013   |    comments
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ALEXANDRIA, Va. (WUSA9) -- Two men were sentenced on Friday for a multi-state sex trafficking ring. 

Edwin Barcus Jr., 27, and Joshua Dumas, 21, both of Atlanta, abused, assaulted and sexually abused young girls for money up the Eastern seaboard, according to police. 

"These two men exploited adults and children alike, exposing them to a terrifying cycle of prostitution, violence, and intimidation," said Attorney General Kenneth T.  Cuccinelli. 

Barcus was sentenced to 25 years in prison and Dumas was sentenced to 20 years in prison. Both men were ordered to pay $177,050.23 in restitution.

"Sex trafficking is a serious crime which will not be tolderated in Fairfax County and the Police Department will aggressively fight this crime to protect our great community," said Lt. Col. Edwin C. Roessler.

Both men pleaded guilty in March of 2013.

More details about the nature of the crimes can be found here.

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