#minorsextrafficking | Ely woman sentenced for child sex trafficking – Duluth News Tribune


DULUTH — An Ely woman has been sentenced to nearly 8 years in prison for trafficking a young girl in exchange for drugs and money.

Daisy Joy Buley, 37, received the 94-month sentence Tuesday from Judge Michelle Anderson at a hearing in State District Court in Virginia. She

pleaded guilty in January to first-degree aggravated sex trafficking.

Daisy Joy Buley

Buley was charged last August after authorities said the victim reported to police that she was raped at least seven times between ages 11 and 13.

On the day of each assault, Buley would reportedly tell the victim to “get pretty for the men” and drive her to one of their homes. The men were estimated to range between ages 40 and 70, and all the homes were in small towns, a criminal complaint said. Upon arriving, Buley would talk about drugs with the men, who she was allegedly friendly with, before leaving the girl.

The

victim told police that Buley threatened to kill her

if she tried to fight the assault or told anyone. The men, much larger than the victim, hurt her and left behind bruises, according to the complaint.

After the assaults, Buley was paid in “wads of cash” or drugs that were either in the form of a pill or wrapped in clear plastic. The victim said Buley would also force her to watch pornography and watch Buley have sex with men.

The prison sentence falls within the guideline range prescribed by state sentencing guidelines. Defense attorney Todd Deal filed an unsuccessful motion to have Buley placed on five years of supervised probation, arguing her life has been a “cascade of tragedy” and the public would be better served by her receiving chemical dependency and mental health treatment outside of prison.

Buley must serve a little more than 5 years of the sentence before she is eligible for supervised release. She must also register as a predatory offender and will be subject to 10 years of parole conditions.



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