Greeley man sentenced to 248 years in prison after conviction on human trafficking, other charges

Posted at 5:12 PM, Nov 23, 2016
and last updated 2016-11-23 19:36:56-05

GREELEY, Colo. – A Greeley man convicted in August of more than 30 counts related to the human trafficking and pimping of underage children was sentenced to 248 years in prison Wednesday.

Paul Burman, 33, received the maximum sentence possible for his conviction on 32 counts, including human trafficking, pandering of a child, child prostitution, and other charges relating to human trafficking.

The Weld County District Attorney’s Office says Burman acted as a “pimp” for several people, which included teenagers and adults. His youngest human trafficking victim was 15.

During his 13-day trial, Burman would drug his victims and put them up in hotels to meet with Johns. But he would take all the money the prostitutes made in a night, and sometimes beat or sexually assault them if they didn’t make enough money for his liking.

“Paul Burman took advantage of the vulnerable, but we sent a message to him and all the others who engage in this vile behavior: Your days of making money by sexually exploiting women are numbered,” Weld County District Attorney Michael Rourke said in a news release announcing Burman’s sentence.

Burman was originally arrested by law enforcement and the FBI in December 2014.


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