A Philadelphia man convicted of running a prostitution ring under the name "King Kobra" is facing a prison sentence of more than 21 years.
U.S. District Court Judge Harvey Bartle sentenced Rahim McIntyre to 262 months in prison on Monday.
McIntyre's lawyer had asked for a lesser sentence of 15 years and asked for lenience, citing McIntyre's harsh upbringing.
The 35-year-old McIntyre was convicted on April 21 of forcing three women into prostitution.
Prosecutors say McIntyre trafficked the women in Philadelphia and other major cities between 2006 and 2012. They say he recruited unsuspecting girls, including minors, then advertised them on the Internet and forced them into prostitution.