An Israeli teen sex trafficker who was caught using her underage slaves to sell sex to men in the US has been sentenced to 10 years in prison.
The plea deal was made by an Israeli prosecutor who claimed she was pressured by Israeli authorities into taking part in a sex trafficking ring, the Times of Israel reported.
In January, the Israeli prosecutor filed a case against Adi Kuzmanovic, 18, alleging he used a 12-year-old girl to lure teenage girls from the US and Europe into prostitution, then sold them for money, including at gunpoint.
She is expected to receive the 10-year sentence on Thursday.
The plea deal comes as the Israeli government prepares to introduce a law that would make it a crime to use minors in prostitution.
Kuzminovic had pleaded guilty in April to charges of prostitution and other crimes.
Kuzminov has been charged with one count of human trafficking, which carries a maximum sentence of five years in jail.
A previous Israeli court convicted her in April on charges of human rights violations.
Adi Kizmanovic appeared in court after her plea deal on Wednesday, March 24, 2017, in the Jerusalem District Court.
A statement from the Jerusalem district court said she will be released on March 31, 2018.
Israeli authorities have repeatedly criticized US President Donald Trump’s approach to the crisis.
“I will not tolerate any exploitation of minors,” the White House said in a statement on Monday.
“Our law enforcement agencies will continue to work with our partners in Israel to bring the perpetrators of this crime to justice.”