ANCHORAGE (KTUU) - A man charged with managing and operating a sex-trafficking ring has received the maximum sentence allowed under the law. 32-year-old Mark Daniel Alexander was originally charged with five class C felonies and two class B felonies but ultimately pleaded guilty to a consolidated count of sex trafficking in the second degree.
Alexander was found guilty of trafficking his victims from the Lower 48 to Alaska. He was arrested in Nevada after state troopers there conducted a traffic stop and noticed what they called “suspicious activity”. Alexander was put under surveillance before he was arrested.
The sex trafficking charges involved people both over and under the age of 20.
On Friday Superior Court Judge Michael Wolverton sentenced Alexander to three years with 18 months suspended. Alexander said he was thankful for his incarceration,
"Inside of these walls, or outside of these walls, I no longer admire these outlaw ideals, he said.