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Newport News man sentenced for using internet to prostitute minor

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Posted at 11:28 AM, Apr 21, 2015
and last updated 2015-04-21 11:28:04-04

Norfolk, Va. – A Newport News man has been sentenced for using the internet to prostitute a minor, according to the Department of Justice.

Antuane Keyone Armstrong, 35, of Newport News, was sentenced yesterday to 125 months in prison, followed by three years of supervised release for three counts of use of an interstate facility for unlawful activity.

Armstrong pled guilty on November 13, 2014. According to court documents, from April 2014 to about June 25, 2014, Armstrong posted advertisements online for his business enterprise involving the illegal prostitution of several women, including a 16-year-old minor, officials say.

Armstrong conducted his criminal activities out of several local motels and was arrested in Norfolk on June 25, 2014, as a result of a surveillance operation.

This case arose out of prostitution investigations conducted by the Newport News, Norfolk, and Virginia Beach Police Departments.

The FBI’s Norfolk Field Office handled the investigation subsequent to its initiation by the respective police departments. Assistant United States Attorney Randy Stoker prosecuted the case on behalf of the United States.