EAST PROVIDENCE, R.I. (WPRI) — An East Providence teen accused of sex trafficking two minors has plead nolo contendre to the charges.
Jmaire Wray, 16, has been convicted on two counts of sex trafficking of a minor, one count of conspiracy to commit sex trafficking of a minor, and one count of felony assault.
Wray was sentenced to 15 years with six years to serve, according to the RI Attorney General’s Office.
He will begin his sentence at the Rhode Island Training School until a hearing can take place to determine whether he should serve at the Adult Correctional Institution.
Wray and his co-conspirator, 20-year-old Reginald Chaney, allegedly forced two young females, ages 15 and 16, to take provocative photos which were posted to Backpage.com for the purpose of soliciting sex for cash.
They also arranged meetings for the victims at motels in Seekonk, Providence, Warwick, Charlestown, and Narragansett.
The pair were arrested back in January of this year. Chaney is currently being held on a probation violation on a five-year suspended sentence for an unrelated weapons charge.
A federal grand jury charged him in April with conspiracy to commit sex trafficking of a child, conspiracy to transport a minor, and two counts each of sex trafficking of a child and transportation of a minor.