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Hotel Workers Learn How to Spot Child Sex Trafficking

Law enforcement officials are working with Twin Cities hotels to put a stop to child sex trafficking.

01/08/2013

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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

Backpage.com Controversy

Village Voice Being Sold; Backpage.com Left Behind

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.

09/24/2012

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City Pages Faces Boycott For Sex Trafficking Allegations

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.

09/08/2012

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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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