Hemet man sentenced to 40 years for sex trafficking

L■ Halima Haider / Editorial Assistant uther Gene Ray, 33, of Hemet was sentenced to 40 years in prison on Wednesday, Feb. 22, for sex trafficking a 16-year-old girl in 2014. Ray, also known as “Pumpkin,” was found guilty in 2015 of federal charges of sex trafficking by force, fraud or coercion and committing a felony involving a minor as a registered sex offender, according to a U.S. Attorney’s Office news release. U.S. Attorney’s Office officials say the minor was a runaway girl who had met him at a store in the San Diego area within a month of his release from federal prison. Ray was previously convicted for sex trafficking

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