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Norcross man gets 10 years for trying to buy Guatemala girl as sex slave

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A Norcross man attempted to buy a 14-year-old girl from another country to be his sex slave. But he was caught, tried and on Wednesday sentenced to 10 years in federal prison.

Mr. Carl Skow, 37, was found guilty of enticing a child to engage in illegal sexual activity, according to the U.S. Attorney’s Office.

“It is shocking that this defendant would endeavor to buy a young girl, imported from another country, as his personal sex slave,” United States Attorney Mrs. Sally Quillian Yates said. “Sex trafficking is a horrendous trade.”

Prosecutors said in June 2011, an undercover federal agent responded to an ad posted by Mr. Skow on an online classifieds website in which he offered a teenager money for sex.

Between early June and July, Mr. Skow and the agent communicated several times by email, telephone, and in person, regarding Mr. Skow’s interest in purchasing a minor female from Guatemala for sexual services, according to court documents.

He agreed to pay the agent $2,500 for a year of her services and paid half as a down payment.

Prosecutors said the agent and Mr. Skow agreed to meet at Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport on July 6, where he planned to pick up the teen and make the final payment.

Instead he was arrested and agents executed a search warrant at his Norcross home where they found, among other items, a large collection of child pornography on his computer.

“They additionally found posted on a wall a list of rules for the minor female to follow, including the rule that she have sex with Skow whenever he chose,” according to federal documents.

Mr. Skow’s prison sentence will be followed by lifetime supervised release. He was also ordered to pay a $100 special assessment and register as a sex offender when he is released from prison.

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