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Barbershop owner sentenced for prostitution

Posted: 4:33 PM, May 18, 2016
Updated: 2016-05-18 17:36:22-04
Barbershop owner sentenced for prostitution

Brian L. Kelley, 36, of the Menominee Indian Reservation was sentenced  to 72 months in prison after pleading guilty to enticing an underage victim to engage in prostitution, according to a written statement from the U.S. Department of Justice.

“Kelley used his position as a barber shop owner and bait shop proprietor to hire minors for the purpose of paying them in return for sexual activities,” officials said.

During sentencing, Chief Judge Griesbach argued that 72 months behind bars was in the public interest, noting "the real damage here is to the victims."

After serving his sentence, he will also face 10 years of supervised release. The case was investigated by both the Menominee Tribal Police and the FBI.