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Authorities, Hotels Team Up To Fight Sex Trafficking In Ramsey Co.

A growing number of children in Minnesota are becoming victims of sex traffickers.

08/23/2012

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Mpls. Calls For Shut Down Of Child Trafficking Website

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.

08/17/2012

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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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Witness Claims Threats In Refusal To Testify

A Somali man who refused to testify against gang members in a sex trafficking trial in Nashville told a judge that he was assaulted and informed that gang members would get him if he snitched.

06/07/2012

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Mpls. Woman Pleads Guilty To Sex Trafficking A Teenager

A Minneapolis woman pleaded guilty to sex trafficking a minor on Friday in federal court, according to the U.S. attorney’s office. Kimberly Susan Latham, 33, now faces at least 10 years in prison and could receive life behind bars. Her sentence length will be determined at a future hearing.

05/05/2012

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3 Convicted, 6 Acquitted In Sex Trafficking Case

A Tennessee jury has convicted three men charged with operating a sexual trafficking ring run mostly by Somali refugee gang members. Another six were acquitted of all charges.

05/04/2012

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Jury Begins Deliberating In Sex Trafficking Trial

A federal jury will continue deliberations Tuesday in the trial of nine defendants accused in a sexual trafficking ring operated by Somali gang members.

04/30/2012

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Jury Deliberates Monday In Sex Trafficking Case

A federal jury will begin deliberating in Nashville on Monday in the trial of nine defendants accused in a child sexual trafficking conspiracy operated by Somali gangs.

04/27/2012

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Witness Says At Trial She Was A Prostitute At 12

A trial has begun in Nashville for nine Somali defendants charged with running a multi-state child sex trafficking ring.

04/09/2012

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Sex Trafficking Case Set To Start In Nashville

After days of selecting jurors, attorneys are set to give opening arguments on Monday in the trial of more than a dozen people accused in a sex trafficking ring run by Somali gangs that reached from Minnesota to Tennessee.

03/26/2012

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Mpls. Woman Charged With Sex Trafficking A Minor

A 32-year-old Minneapolis woman has been charged with allegedly sex trafficking a minor in November of 2011, according to the United States Attorney’s Office.

01/23/2012

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Man Gets 11 Years For Sex Trafficking A Minor

A 52-year-old Woodbury man has been sentenced to 11 years in prison for bringing a 15-year-old girl across state lines with the intention of having her engage in prostitution.

01/13/2012

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Duluth Church Starts Initiative To End Sex Trafficking

A new community effort is underway to end sex trafficking along the north shore in Duluth.

09/20/2011

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Woodbury Man Convicted In Sex Trafficking Case

Stevon Warren was convicted after a three-day trial on one count of sex trafficking a minor and one count of interstate transportation to engage in prostitution.

08/18/2011

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Bill Would Protect Children Trafficked For Sex

When she was 13, Amber Whitefeather met a smooth-talking man on the streets of Minneapolis who seemed to have it all: He wore a silk suit and snakeskin boots, drove a car with Jersey plates and, above all, seemed like he could be the protector she never had.

05/13/2011

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