By Tony Hanson
PHILADELPHIA (CBS) — A Philadelphia man, already sentenced to 40-80 years in prison for rape, prostitution, and drug crimes in Bucks County, yesterday was sentenced in federal court to 30 years in prison for sex trafficking a teenager.
It’s crime the prosecutor says “destroyed” the victim.
Federal prosecutor Michelle Morgan says defendant Enoch Smith lured a naïve, vulnerable, 16-year-old girl into prostitution and drug addiction.
“These offenses are extremely grave and have irreparably damaged the emotions, the psyche, and the soul of another human being in a way that can never be repaired,” she told KYW Newsradio.
The victim, in and out of prison since then, told the court a year ago that she is not the same person, but she dreams.
“I want to be the person I used to be when I was sixteen or seventeen years old,” she testified. “I actually want to do stuff with myself. That’s all.”
But so far it remains an elusive dream for the victim, now 21: she is now back in prison.