Winston-Salem woman gets up to 16 years for forcing 12-year-old girl into prostitution

A Winston-Salem woman was sentenced to a maximum of 16 years in prison on charges she forced a 12-year-old girl into a life of prostitution. The girl was raped by men, became pregnant at 14 and ended up getting an abortion and contracting a sexually-transmitted disease.

Flora Riano Gonzalez, 39, was sentenced by Forsyth Superior Court Judge Richard Gottlieb on Friday to a total minimum of 11 years and 10 months and a maximum of 16 years and six months. Gonzalez was convicted Thursday of sexual servitude and two counts of felony child abuse involving prostitution and sexual acts. A Forsyth County jury found her not guilty of human trafficking. When she is released from prison, Gonzalez will have to register as a sex offender for 30 years.

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