A 26-year-old Long Beach man was sentenced this week to 61 years and eight months to life in state prison for his role in the kidnapping and human trafficking of two minors and one adult in 2018, police said today.

Gregory Wilson, who was 21 at the time of his arrest in 2018, was found guilty by a jury in April on two counts of human trafficking of a minor by force or fear, one count of human trafficking of an adult, one count of inflicting great bodily injury during the commission of human trafficking, one count of criminal threats, one count of kidnapping, and one count of kidnapping an unresisting minor, according to the Long Beach Police Department. On Monday, a Long Beach Superior Court judge handed down Wilson’s sentence.

Police say they began an investigation into Wilson on Feb. 20, 2018, when detectives assigned to the LBPD Vice Investigation Detail found a commercial sex advertisement online featuring a sexually exploited minor. Detectives located three victims and gathered sufficient evidence to identify Wilson as the suspect, police said.

A warrant was then issued for Wilson’s arrest, and he was taken into custody on June 23, 2018, in Compton, according to the LBPD.

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