On Wednesday, the Minneapolis City Council got their first report on the latest efforts to stop child sex trafficking in the city.
Law enforcement officials are working with Twin Cities hotels to put a stop to child sex trafficking.
The Village Voice is being sold, along with all of its affiliated free arts weeklies, but the deal excludes the online classified site Backpage.com, whose listings have drawn fire for promoting the illegal sex trade.
A national movement is calling for advertisers to boycott City Pages in response to adult classifieds. The controversy is over the website Backpage.com, which, along with City Pages, is owned by Village Voice Media.
A growing number of children in Minnesota are becoming victims of sex traffickers.
The Minneapolis City Council approved a resolution on Friday calling on Village Voice Media to end publication of its online classified section that facilitates the trafficking of minors for sexual exploitation.
The Minneapolis City Council is going after a website that investigators consider a major hub for child sex trafficking.
A 29-year-old man will spend close to nine years in prison for prostituting a 17-year-old girl in a St. Paul apartment, the Ramsey County Attorney’s Office said.
A 36-year-old Minneapolis man is accused of soliciting his girlfriend, a vulnerable female adult with mild retardation, for prostitution, according to charges filed Friday in Hennepin County Court.
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