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      Charleston man indicted for sex trafficking

      The U.S. Attorney's office said Booker T. Vanderhorst, 65, of Charleston was indicted on Sex Trafficking of Children and Use of Interstate Commerce to Promote Unlawful Activity

      COLUMBIA (WACH) - A Charleston man has been indicted for sex trafficking in a U.S. federal court.

      The U.S. Attorney's office said Booker T. Vanderhorst, 65, of Charleston was indicted on sex trafficking of children and use of interstate commerce to promote unlawful activity. Vanderhorst was also indicted on a third count of possession of a firearm by a prohibited person.

      The sex trafficking charge carries a mandatory minimum sentence of ten years, and a maximum term of imprisonment of life.

      If convicted, Vanderhorst faces up to life in prison on the sex trafficking charges alone.