Couple pleads guilty in federal court to sex trafficking teen in Tulsa

6/23/2016 - Tulsa, OK -- A man and woman are facing up to life in prison after pleading guilty to the sex trafficking of a 14-year-old Tulsa girl.

According to a federal indictment, 24-year-old Jasmine Lynch, aka "Juicy J", and 35-yea-old Ryan Patrick Wise, aka "Fly", recruited their teen victim around Oct. of last year in Tulsa. Lynch and Wise then repeatedly forced their young victim to engage in commercial sex acts with men at various motels in the Tulsa area.

Wise and Lynch reportedly raped the young girl several times in an effort to "groom" her for prostitution. Wise and Lynch also threatened to kill their victim if she refused.

Lynch and Wise advertised the prostitution of their child victim on Backpage.com and through the distribution of handwritten cards.

Lynch and Wise were eventually arrested in Pueblo, Colorado after the young girl was able to escape and confided in her mother what had happened.

Lynch and Wise were tracked down by efforts from the Tulsa Police Dept. and the U.S. Marshals.

Lynch and Wise were federally charged with conspiracy to engage in the sex trafficking of a child, sex trafficking of a child, interstate trafficking and racketeering, obstruction, sexual exploitation and interstate transportation for the purpose of prostitution.

Earlier this month, both Lynch and Wise agreed to plead guilty to a single charge of sex trafficking a child.

Lynch and Wise's admission read in part... "I operated a commercial sex venture in Tulsa, Oklahoma, and elsewhere. As part of the venture, I rented motel rooms for commercial sex, advertised commercial sex on Backpage.com, purchased products associated with commercial sex, transported and provided [the victim] for commercial sex with 'Johns.' I knew [the victim] was under 18..."

Lynch and Wise face a minimum sentence of 10-years and a maximum of life in prison when formally sentenced in September. Both defendants also face up to a $250,000 fine.