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12:29 pm
Mon April 1, 2013

Woman Sentenced In NM Human Trafficking Case

A woman has been sentenced by a judge in Albuquerque to jail time already served plus probation in a human trafficking case that began with a report of forced prostitution.

Attorney General Gary King's Office says the sentencing of Elizabeth Gade on Monday by District Judge Benjamin Chavez concludes a notorious human trafficking case.

Chavez sentenced Gade to 4.5 years behind bars, but he suspended 3.5 years of the term and the balance has already been served.

Gade was accused of being an accomplice of Justin Grills.

Both were indicted in 2010.

The case resulted from an investigation launched when a woman told Albuquerque police she'd escaped after being held captive by Grills and that he'd forced her into prostitution with help from Gade.

Grills was sentenced to prison.


Copyright 2013 The Associated Press.