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Brooklyn Park Man Charged With Soliciting Teenage Prostitute

A Brooklyn Park man is charged with one count of prostitution involving a 16-year-old who was pulled in to prostitution by a fellow Hopkins High School cheerleader. According to the Hennepin County Attorney’s office, 27-year-old Oladipupo Ademola Legunsen is accused of soliciting sex from a high school sophomore on March 6, which he saw posted in an ad on Backpages.com. The victim was allegedly solicited by 18-year-old Montia Marie Parker of Maple Grove, who knew the victim from the cheerleading team at Hopkins High, where she was a senior.

07/05/2013

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FBI Ranks Minnesota 13th In U.S. For Sex Trafficking

It’s a story being written in the halls of schools across the Twin Cities — girls as young as 12 are being recruited as sex workers. The FBI ranks Minnesota 13th in the nation for highest incidence of sex trafficking.

06/12/2013

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Charges: Man Prostituted A 15-Year-Old Girl In St. Paul

A Chicago man has been accused of prostituting a 15-year-old in the St. Paul area, and beating her so bad that he nearly killed her, too. According to a criminal complaint filed in Ramsey County, 38-year-old Arteco Marvell Rhodes was charged with one count of first-degree engaging in sex trafficking, one count of third-degree criminal sexual conduct, and one count of possession of child pornography.

06/04/2013

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Prostitution Charges Against Former Football Coach Dismissed

Prostitution charges against a former Twin Cities high school football coach have been dismissed, and in turn Mark Mauer must obey the terms of a 1-year probation and pay $500 in court fees.

04/30/2013

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Hill-Murray Coach Resigns In Wake Of Prostitution Arrest

Hill-Murray’s head football coach resigned Tuesday afternoon, the school said, in the wake of being arrested during a prostitution sting Friday in Fridley, Minn.

02/26/2013

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Hill-Murray Football Coach Arrested For Soliciting Prostitution

A 54-year-old Woodbury man who is the head football coach at a Twin Cities Catholic high school was arrested this week for soliciting prostitution, authorities say.

02/22/2013

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2nd Man Convicted In Sex Trafficking Case

A jury has convicted a 26-year-old man for sex trafficking and promotion of prostitution in Chicago and eventually Minneapolis, the Hennepin County Attorney’s Office announced Wednesday.

12/19/2012

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Mpls. Man Held On Sex Trafficking Charges

A Minneapolis man is charged with running a juvenile sex trafficking operation out of his home, while an Eagan man is charged with giving the operation business.

10/29/2012

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Massage Parlor Manager Slapped With Prostitution Charges

The manager of a massage parlor in Ramsey, Minn. has been charged with receiving profits from prostitution and maintaining a “disorderly house.”

09/26/2012

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Former Olympian Busted For Soliciting Prostitution

A former Olympian who is now running for parks commissioner in the west metro area was busted for soliciting a prostitute.

08/21/2012

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Craig: Airport Bathroom Trip Was Official Business

Former Republican U.S. Sen. Larry Craig aims to fend off a federal election lawsuit against him by arguing his infamous July 11, 2007, Minneapolis airport bathroom visit that ended in his sex-sting arrest was part of his official Senate business.

08/03/2012

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Man Sentenced For Prostituting Minn. Girl In Denver

A New Jersey man was sentenced to more than eight years in prison on Wednesday in federal court after taking a Minnesota girl to Denver for prostitution.

08/01/2012

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Jury Finds Guilty Verdict In Sex Trafficking Case

Edward Andre Washington was convicted Friday by a Hennepin County jury to two counts of promotion of prostitution/sex trafficking, and one count of kidnapping.

07/20/2012

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Convicted Pimp Gets 20 Years In Prison

A Columbia Heights man has been sentenced to 20 years in prison for the prostitution of a 17-year-old girl, the Ramsey County Attorney’s Office announced. In April, Samuel Cozart pleaded guilty in Ramsey County District Court to the crime.

06/06/2012

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Charges: Prostitute Extorted John For $11,600

A Hopkins woman is accused of trying to extort money from a man she allegedly prostituted herself to after the two met on Live Links.

05/30/2012

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Man Get 9 Years For Prostituting A 17-Year-Old Girl In St. Paul

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.

05/10/2012

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Prostitution Ring Leader Busted At Minneapolis Hotel

A 68-year-old man previously busted for leading a Twin Cities prostitution ring was arrested on April 19 for meeting with a prostitute at a Minneapolis hotel, according to police.

05/07/2012

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2 Arrested For Prostitution In Undercover Massage Parlor Sting

A prostitution investigation led to the arrests of two women at two separate Asian Massage Parlors in Hopkins, according to police.

05/03/2012

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Warrant Issued For Suspect In S.D. Prostitution Case

A judge has issued a bench warrant for a South Dakota man accused of pimping after the man failed to show up in court.

04/10/2012

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Charges: Man Solicited Girl, 16, For Prostitution

A 26-year-old Brooklyn Park man is accused of having sex with a 16-year-old girl as part of a prostitution ring, according to charges filed Wednesday in Hennepin County Court.

03/28/2012

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Charges: Man Pimped Out Woman With Mild Retardation

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.

02/18/2012

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Charges: 2 Prostituted Teen With Asperger’s Syndrome

An 18-year-old Fridley man and his girlfriend have been accused of allegedly forcing a developmentally challenged teenage girl into prostitution.

02/02/2012

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Man Charged With Prostituting 2 Underage Girls

A 30-year-old man faces eight felony counts of prostituting young girls throughout Minnesota over the last few years.

02/02/2012

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Charges: Man Prostituted 17-Year-Old

A Columbia Heights, Minn. man is accused of prostituting a minor, according to the Ramsey County Attorney’s Office.

01/26/2012

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Charges: Man Pimped Woman Pregnant With His Baby

A 19-year-old Burnsville, Minn. man has been charged with forcing the woman pregnant with his child into prostitution.

01/18/2012

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