Rhode Island – A Missouri man pleads guilty to sex trafficking when he took a 17 year old with disabilities from Massachusetts to Rhode Island. Stephen Ardrey, 30, admitted that he met the girl online and contacted her for several months, until last September when he met her in Medfield, Massachusetts where he later took her to a motel in West Greenwich, RI. She was found in Coventry and Ardrey has been in federal custody ever since.
The charges carry a mandatory minimum sentence of 10 years in prison and a maximum of life imprisonment. Ardrey will be sentenced on May 15.