A Chicago man was sentenced Friday to more than 26 years in prison for the sex trafficking of a teenage girl – which may be the longest sentence ever given in Minnesota for such a crime. According to the Ramsey County Attorney’s office, Arteco Marvell Rhodes, 38, was found guilty on Nov. 1 on one count of engaging in sex trafficking in the first degree and possession of child pornography. Rhodes met the defendant, a 15-year-old girl, in Chicago in March, and asked her if she “wanted to make money and be part of the family.” Within weeks, Rhodes drove the teen and a 19-year-old woman from Chicago to the Twin Cities in a conversion van.
Authorities said a man who impersonated a police officer and allegedly sexually assaulted a woman in Anoka County has been arrested. The Anoka County Sheriff’s Office said the incident took place at about 1 p.m. on Nov. 23 on the 6400 block of 5th Street NE in Fridley.
A man claiming to be a police officer kidnapped a woman in Fridley and sexually assaulted her Saturday afternoon. Now, authorities say it may be connected to a similar incident involving a University of Minnesota student.
A man wearing a badge and security-style belt sexually assaulted a University of Minnesota student early Sunday morning, according to police.
An 18-year-old St. Paul man was sentenced to more than 25 years in prison on Tuesday in Ramsey County Court in connection with the robbery and sexual assault of a 65-year-old woman.
The Brownsdale City Council has voted to fire the city’s police chief after he was charged with two felony counts of criminal sexual conduct. According to the criminal complaint, 42-year-old Jason Mindrup offered a woman a ride in his truck on Aug. 31 after talking with her at the Cheers Bar in Waltham, Minn.
Police said have increased patrols near the University of Minnesota after a woman was sexually assaulted over the weekend. Authorities said the attack took place early Sunday, between 2 a.m. and 3 a.m., near 15th and Brooke Avenues Southeast in Minneapolis. That’s about a quarter mile from campus.
Police are investigating and a crime alert has been issued after a woman was sexually assaulted early Sunday near the University of Minnesota. Authorities said the incident happened sometime between 2:40 a.m. and 3:10 a.m. near the area of 15th Street SE and Brook Avenue SE in the Marcy Holmes neighborhood of Minneapolis.
A 43-year-old woman has been charged with having repeated sexual encounters with a 13-year-old boy. The Winona County Sheriff’s Department was notified of the alleged crimes just after midnight on Sunday.
Dakota County authorities are seeking the public’s help to identify potential victims of an 18-year-old Northfield man. Michael Stucky Jr. has been charged with two counts of third-degree criminal sexual conduct.
A 22-year-old man from Nowthen is accused of sexually assaulting a 16-year-old girl multiple times over the course of one day, according to charges filed Tuesday in Anoka County Court. Kelly Eugene Jenkins was charged by the Anoka County Sheriff’s Office with three felony counts of first-degree criminal sexual conduct in connection with the incident, which happened Aug. 13.
Police in Brooklyn Center have released a sketch of the suspect involved in two sexual assaults Thursday morning.
Minneapolis Police said Thursday they’ve made an arrest and filed charges against a man in connection with a sexual assault that happened in late June. Demarcus Nasson Chaney, 32, was arrested Tuesday and charged with two felony counts of first-degree criminal sexual conduct in connection with the incident.
Minneapolis Police have released two pictures in hopes that the public can help identify persons of interest in a sexual assault.
Police in Minneapolis are urging caution and seeking suspects after two women were reportedly raped this week. Authorities said the incidents happened two days apart, on Monday and Wednesday.