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Child sex trafficking trial under way in Sioux Falls

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SIOUX FALLS (AP) -- A trial for a Sioux Falls man accused of conspiring to sell a 14-year-old girl for sex is under way.

The media reports that the trial for 34-year-old Emmanuel Nyuon started Tuesday with jury selection. Nyuon is charged with one count of sex trafficking of a child and one count of conspiracy to commit sex trafficking by cooperating with another man to set up prostitution ads in Sioux Falls.

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During opening statements, Assistant U.S. Attorney Kevin Kiliner says Nyuon lured a trouble teenager into sex trafficking and profited by selling her to men who found an ad for her on an escort website.

Nyuon's defense lawyer contends that the girl's story and that of several witnesses changed over time.

The trial is expected to last through Friday.

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