Sex Trafficking

Washington County Announces Sex Trafficking UnitWhat used to be a crime centered mostly in bigger cities is now becoming more common in suburbs and other outlying areas. A growing number of children and teenagers are being lured into prostitution and offered for sale online.
Large Sex Trafficking Case Concludes With 5th Defendant Pleading Guilty, SentenceThe prosecution of a large sex trafficking ring concluded Thursday with the fifth and final defendant pleading guilty and subsequently sentenced, the Ramsey County Attorney's Office announced Friday.
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.
6 Men Face Charges Following 'Guardian Angel' Sex Trafficking StingSix men face sex trafficking charges after an undercover operation earlier this month in Hastings.
Backpage Ad Site: Aider Of Traffickers, Or Way To Stop Them?Is the huge classified ad site an abettor of sexual trafficking and exploitation, or a beacon of free expression? Does it generate crime, or help solve it?
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.
Cindy McCain, Klobuchar To Speak On Sex Trafficking In St. PaulThey may be on opposite party lines, but two women are joining forces for one common goal.
Sex Trafficking Ring Leader Pleads Guilty In St. Paul, 3 More Still Facing TrialA St. Paul man and woman pleaded guilty Friday to charges related to a multi-state sex trafficking ring in exchange for testimony against three more defendants, according to a statement from the Ramsey County Attorney's office.
Minnesota Man Sentenced In South Dakota Sex Trafficking CaseA Minnesota man accused of forcing a woman into prostitution in Sioux Falls has been sentenced to more than three years in federal prison.
Local Companies Team Up To Fight Sex TraffickingMinnesota-based company My Sister is teaming up with a private family foundation in efforts to quell sex trafficking in the state.
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.
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