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A California man accused of being involved in a human trafficking organization has pleaded guilty to promoting prostitution.

On Jan. 14, Bismarck police arrested Qinbing Liang and a woman who admitted to being a prostitute at a Bismarck hotel.

Police obtained a search warrant for Liang's hotel room and vehicle and found "evidence of prostitution," including hundreds of condoms, personal lubricants, feminine cleansing products, erectile dysfunction medication and more than $3,000, according to court documents.

The woman admitted to being involved in the criminal organization and told police Liang was her driver. 

Liang was charged with felony facilitating prostitution. On Thursday, the charge was amended to misdemeanor promoting prostitution and Liang pleaded guilty to the charge.

South Central District Judge Gail Hagerty gave Liang credit for 37 days served in jail and ordered Liang to forfeit $2,414 to the Bismarck Police Department.

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(Reach Blair Emerson at 701-250-8251 or Blair.Emerson@bismarcktribune.com)

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