MIAMI (CBSMiami) – A Miami man has been sentenced to life in prison after being convicted of sex trafficking a minor, producing child pornography and witness tampering.

Federal prosecutors say 42-year-old Jason Gatlin coerced a 17-year-old girl into prostitution, enticing her with drugs and money.

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The victim was allegedly held for days in motel rooms in the Keys before being beaten and left at a gas station because “Gatlin felt that victim was not living up to his rules.”

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While under arrest, federal prosecutors say Gatlin began bribing the victim into committing perjury.

According to prosecutors, the victim stayed with Gatlin’s relative for a short time before they drove her to a “defense attorney’s office for her to recant in a sworn statement.”

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If you suspect human trafficking or need resources for victims, please call 1-888-373-7888, text “BeFree” (233733) or live chat at All three ways of communication, which can be done anonymously, are available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year.