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.
Stillwater Girl Became Man’s Online Sex Slave, Charges SayA 19-year old Washington State man is charged with using social media to control a 13-year-old Stillwater girl. Law officials say the crime is straight out of the book "Fifty Shades of Grey."
Washington County Attorney Reflects On Byron Smith CaseWashington County Attorney Pete Orput is sharing his thoughts on the case against Byron Smith, the Little Falls man found guilty of murdering two teenagers who had broken into his home. "This was a preplanned, well thought out, way to murder a couple of kids whom he was angry at because he had a few things stolen out of his house and garage," Orput said.
Prosecutor Won't Charge Priest With Child Porn A prosecutor has declined to charge a priest accused of possessing potential child pornography. Washington County Attorney Pete Orput said Wednesday that investigators found no evidence of a crime when they examined computer files that once belonged to the Rev. John Shelley.