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* Vincent Turner Oakland man convicted today of seven felony counts for abducting two teenage girls for prostitution

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A man was convicted today of seven felony counts for abducting two teenage girls off the streets of Oakland and forcing them to work for him as prostitutes. Vincent Turner, 31, of Oakland, faces life in prison when he’s sentenced by Alameda County Superior Court Judge Cecilia Castellanos on June 25.Jurors, who deliberated for only one day, found Turner guilty of two counts of kidnapping for financial gain from the female body, two counts of forcible rape and one count each of forcible oral copulation, pandering and human trafficking. Prosecutor Sharon Carney said the girls were only 15 and 16, respectively, at the time of the crimes in April 2009.Carney said Turner specifically picked minors to force into prostitution “because they were easier to take advantage of and intimidate. “Turner’s attorney, Spencer Strellis, declined to comment after the verdict.

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