St. Paul Man Convicted Of Sex Trafficking, Raping, Beating WomenA St. Paul man pleaded guilty Tuesday to almost a dozen charges connected to recruiting, prostituting, trafficking, beating and raping women. The Ramsey County Attorney's Office says 35-year-old Rashad Ramon Ivy was the mastermind behind a sex trafficking organization that victimized at least seven women in St. Paul in 2015.
St. Paul Man Gets 24 Years In Prison For Sex Trafficking MinorsA 26-year-old St. Paul man was sentenced Tuesday to more than 24 years in prison for recruiting and trafficking teenage girls in Minnesota. Dontre D'Sean McHenry pleaded guilty in the case back on Oct. 17, 2014, and was sentenced Tuesday in U.S. District Court.
Charges: St. Paul Man Worked As 'Pimp' For 17-Year-OldA 40-year-old St. Paul man is accused of prostituting a 17-year-old girl in Washington County. On Monday, the Washington County Attorney's Office announced that Damon DiMartino was charged with promoting prostitution of a minor.
Charges: Convicted Sex Offender Rapes Another Teen, This Time At GunpointA convicted sexual predator is charged again with raping a teenage girl -- this time at gunpoint in a Minneapolis alley earlier this month. The Hennepin County Attorney's Office says 34-year-old Charles Edward Stevenson was charged Thursday with one count of first-degree penetration while armed with a dangerous weapon and one count of providing false information while registering as a sex offender.
St. Cloud Man, 40, Arrested For Alleged Sex Trafficking Of WomenAn investigation into sex trafficking and prostitution has resulted in the arrest of a 40-year-old St. Cloud man, according to Waite Park police.
Charges: Man, 43, Solicited Prostitution From Minor; Tarp Found Lining TrunkA Maple Grove man is facing charges for engaging in prostitution with a minor, according to Washington County officials.
Charges: Man, Posing As Law Enforcement, Forces Sex With ProstituteA Northfield man faces sexual assault, coercion and prostitution charges after being accused of posing as law enforcement and forcing a prostitute to have sex. The Dakota County Attorney's Office says 26-year-old Alex Michael Hollinger is accused of connecting with a woman via backpage.com to have sex for money, but then claimed to be associated with law enforcement and threaten her to have sex with them for free or face jail.
White Bear Lake Man Found Guilty Of Having Sex With Trafficked MinorA Ramsey County jury found Michael Mark Jordan, 43, guilty on two counts of engaging in prostitution with a minor Friday afternoon. Each conviction carries a maximum sentence of five years in prison and a $10,000 fine.
Minn. Company Aiming To Break Men's Silence On Sex TraffickingIt is a heavy topic to talk about. Sex trafficking takes place in the shadows of the Twin Cities, but a new Minnesota company is hoping to shed light on the issue in a new way.
Man Gets 18 Years For Using Runaway To Promote ProstitutionA man has been sentenced to 18 years in prison after being accused of using a 13-year-old runaway from Minneapolis to promote prostitution in Moorhead. Local stations report 25-year-old Prince Jones was sentenced Thursday. He had been convicted of promoting prostitution of an individual. He must serve at least 12 years of his sentence in prison.
Illicit Massage Parlors See New Form Of CrackdownIn the last few years, the difficulty of dispelling massage parlor prostitution through traditional police methods has prompted some cities to experiment with a new enforcement approach.
2 Arrested For Having Sex With 17-Year-Old Trafficking VictimTwo men are accused of having sex with a runaway 17-year-old girl for money, in connection with a St. Paul prostitution sting earlier this year.