Chanze Lamount Pringler, 25, of Lubbock gave notice Thursday of his intent to appeal his sentence of 33+ years in federal prison. In August, Pringler was convicted of sex trafficking of a child.
Lubbock police say they tracked online ads to a local hotel where they found Pringler, co-defendant Megan Lee Norman, and a 16 year old girl.
The official record says, "Notice is hereby given that Chanze Lamount Pringler ... appeals to the United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit from the final judgment and sentence entered in this action on the 22nd day of December, 2011."
After Pringler was sentenced, U.S. Attorney Sarah R. Saldana of the Northern District of Texas said, "The use of minors in prostitution operations is a deplorable practice that is coming under increased scrutiny, and will be aggressively pursued by this office."
That same written statement goes on to say, "The government also presented evidence that Pringler and the adult female advertised the minor's prostitution services on the Internet, and Pringler drove her to various hotels and locations to engage in the sex acts."
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