An illegal immigrant has been sentenced to 24 years in prison after prosecutors say he trafficked two teenage girls in North Carolina to perform sex acts.

Prosecutors said testimony from Tuesday's sentencing hearing found that 44-year-old Jorge Flores-Rojas trafficked a 16-year-old girl between Washington and Charlotte in 2007. They said he repeatedly sexually and physically abused the girl.

Prosecutors said he also trafficked a 17-year-old girl and an adult woman from North Carolina to Washington. They said Flores-Rojas had previously paid other people to smuggle the victims from Mexico into the United States.

Flores-Rojas pleaded guilty in October. He will be deported to Mexico upon release from prison.