Woman receives 20-year sentence

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A woman who conspired with her husband to coerce a distraught 15-year-old girl from Madison, Illinois, into prostitution at truck stops and trailer parks last summer was sentenced Thursday to 20 years in federal prison.

Chief U.S. District Judge Michael J. Reagan told Robin (Lott) Thompson, 25, whose last known address was in Park Hills, that her crime was one of the worst he has ever seen.

“What you and your husband did was strip an individual of the right to feel secure, control and trust what she did with her own body,” Reagan said at a hearing here. “He was one of the enablers in your case but I think there were numerous times when you could have said, ‘Enough is enough,’ and ‘Stop.’”

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