Man facing fines in Ky. for employing children to sell candy

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BOWLING GREEN, Ky. (AP) – Kentucky is seeking $45,000 in fines from an Indiana man who is accused of using children to sell candy in Bowling Green.

Shawn Floyd is also facing 12 felony charges of human trafficking.

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Investigators say Floyd made children share a motel room with three adults and pay for their meals and water during a trip to sell candy.

The Lexington Herald-Leader reports he has pleaded not guilty to the human-trafficking charges.

Last week, the Kentucky Labor Cabinet filed a lawsuit alleging he has not paid $45,000 in fines. The fines came from regulators for alleged labor violations involving the children.