Man sentenced to 50 years prison for human trafficking

A Sarasota man who was convicted of multiple charges including human trafficking was sentenced to 50 years prison Tuesday afternoon in a case stemming from 2015.

In June, a jury found Ronald McBride, 23, guilty of human trafficking, aggravated assault with a weapon, aggravated battery with a deadly weapon, robbery with a firearm, false imprisonment and sexual battery.

“Sarasota is a beautiful place, but human trafficking is a dark topic. We will not tolerate this in our community. We will continue to fight to stop human trafficking in our community,” said Assistant State Attorney Brooke Kernan in a statement.

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