GRAND FORKS, N.D. (AP) _ Two men scheduled for trial on a human trafficking charge that could have put them in prison for life have pleaded guilty to a lesser charge in a Grand Forks courtroom.
Thirty-year-old Travis Johnson and 27-year-old Joshua Harry were charged with trafficking that authorities say involved the pimping of a 17-year-old girl in early 2011. If convicted, they could have been sentenced to up to life in prison without parole.
Harry pleaded guilty to a lesser felony of promoting prostitution. Johnson then pleaded guilty to a similar charge.
Each faces up to five years in prison. They will be sentenced later.
Twenty-two-year-old Amanda Stewart pleaded guilty in January to criminal facilitation in the case. She will be sentenced later this month.