A man arrested as part of an undercover Pierce County prostitution string in May has been sentenced.
Dartanion D. Killian Horace, 23, pleaded guilty Tuesday to second-degree attempted promoting prostitution.
Superior Court Judge Edmund Murphy gave him a deferred sentence, which means that if Horace follows the law for the next year, he shouldn’t have to face further time behind bars.
He was one of three men charged who investigators suspected of acting as pimps.
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As part of the sting, detectives contacted escorts online to arrange “dates” that happened at a secret location.
According to charging papers, Horace drove a woman to a date with an undercover officer and was arrested after the woman allegedly offered sexual services to the officer in exchange for money.
Horace called The News Tribune after his sentencing, and denied that he had been acting as a pimp.
“I was in the wrong place at the wrong time,” he said.