A San Diego man was sentenced Monday to more than eight years in prison after pleading guilty in federal court to sex trafficking charges for recruiting and soliciting teenage girls and women into prostitution. 

Jonathan Madison, aka “Jay Jay,” “Boobutt,” and “JT,” pleaded guilty last year to advertising commercial sex acts with the victims and transporting women and girls to customers in California and Colorado between 2017 and 2020, according to the U.S. Attorney's Office. 

Madison also admitted that he videotaped himself having sexual intercourse with an underage girl and later transmitted the video to her by cell phone. According to court documents, Madison posted online advertisements featuring the girl, who was 15 and 16 years old at the time and helped arrange for her to meet with "johns'' in San Diego County and other southern California locations. 

Prosecutors allege Madison was aware the girl was under the age of 18.

“This is a crime that affects young victims for the rest of their lives,” said U.S. Attorney Robert Brewer in a press release. “Our office will continue its collaborative work with our law enforcement partners to combat the abuse and exploitation of women and girls who are victims of sex trafficking.” 

According to court documents, Madison's email account showed he posted ads featuring the girl on sites like backpage.com and craigslist.com. An FBI affidavit shows that his cell phone was also tracked near the sites of several locations around the dates and times when the girl was engaging in sex acts with customers. 

Madison was arrested in April of 2020. 

He was sentenced to 100 months in prison and will be placed on supervised release for five years.

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