A Cambodian national apprehended on white slavery charges after being profiled on a television crime program was sentenced Monday to 41 months in prison.
Utah federal Judge David Winder also ordered Ren Men, 35, to serve consecutive probation terms of three and five years on his guilty plea to two counts of taking northern Utah teenage girls to California.In exchange for his July 9 guilty plea to the two counts of interstate transportation of the victims for illegal purposes, mainly to have unlawful sexual intercourse, prosecutors dismissed kidnapping charges against Men.
Men was working as an auto mechanic in Fresno, Calif., when he was arrested March 12, three days after the case was aired on the Fox Cable Television Network show "America's Most Wanted."
Men reportedly lived in northern Utah when a 14-year-old Ogden girl was abducted in July 1986 and taken to Modesto, Calif. The other girl, age 15, reportedly was taken from Ogden to Long Beach, Calif., in August 1988.
Both victims eventually were returned to their families.