Man, Woman Each Sentenced To Several Years In Prison For Sex Trafficking MinorA man and a woman were each sentenced to several years in prison for sex trafficking a minor out of a Twin Cities hotel, federal prosecutors announced Tuesday.
'It's So Disguised Now, It Almost Looks Legit': Sex Traffickers Searching Social Media To Find Vulnerable YouthsExperts warn that sex trafficking happens daily in towns across Minnesota. The recent charges against GOP strategist Tony Lazzaro show it's not just an issue on the streets, but a crime finding new, young victims on social media.
FBI Searching For Minneapolis Fugitive Charles Dexter, Wanted On Child Sex Trafficking ChargesThe U.S. Attorney’s Office says 40-year-old Charles William Dexter III “knowingly recruited, enticed, harbored, transported, provided, and advertised a minor victim to engage in a commercial sex act, knowing that the victim had not attained the age of 18 years.”
Anton Lazzaro To Remain Detained Until Trial On Charges He Paid Underage Victims For Sex, Judge RulesAnton Lazzaro will remain in jail until his trial on federal sex trafficking charges, a federal judge ruled Tuesday, after a police officer testified that the top Republican donor paid underage girls for sex with cash and gifts.
Last 4 Exec. Directors Of MN GOP Call For Jennifer Carnahan To Resign Or Be RemovedThe past four executive directors of the Minnesota Republican Party are asking for Jennifer Carnahan to resign. And, if she doesn't, they say they implore the state executive committee to remove her.
'Guilt By Association Is Just Wrong': GOP Chair Carnahan Again Denies Knowledge Of Lazarro Sex Trafficking Accusations
Gisela Medina Appears In Court On Charges Of Aiding GOP Donor In Sex Trafficking Of MinorsA now-suspended student at the University of St. Thomas who was the chair of her college’s GOP chapter appeared in federal court Monday, facing charges that she conspired with a top Republican donor and activist to traffic minors for sex.
GOP Chair Jennifer Carnahan Pushes Back After More Republicans Call For Her OusterMore Minnesota Republicans are calling for state party chair Jennifer Carnahan to step down due to her ties to GOP donor and strategist Anton “Tony” Lazzaro, who was indicted Thursday on federal sex trafficking charges.
St. Thomas GOP Chair Gisela Castro Medina Arrested In Florida On Sex Trafficking ChargesThe newly elected chair of University of St. Thomas' College Republicans was arrested in Florida on sex trafficking charges, according to FBI Minneapolis.
MN GOP Party Leaders To Have Emergency Meeting Following Federal Sex Trafficking Charges Against Republican Operative And DonorThe executive committee of the Minnesota GOP will have an emergency meeting Friday night in wake of the allegations that a Republican donor “deeply involved” in party politics illegally trafficked minors for sex.
2 Line 3 Oil Pipeline Workers Fired After Beltrami Co. Sex Sting ArrestsMinnesota State Sen. Mary Kunesh said that an earlier trafficking sting in February also resulted in charges against two Enbridge Line 3 employees, in Itasca County.
Minnesotans Among 36 Sentenced In Int'l Thai Sex Trafficking RingTwo Minnesota men are among the 36 people sentenced Thursday for their roles in a “massive” international sex trafficking organization that forced hundreds of women from Thailand into sex work throughout the United States.
7 Charged In Washington County Sex Trafficking StingEach of the seven men is alleged to have responded to postings by undercover officers to arrange a meetup to participate in sexual acts with what they believed was an underage girl.
5 Minnesotans Charged In Itasca County Human Trafficking StingThe suspects in the sting chatted with undercover agents and investigators on several websites advertising sex, and were arrested after agreeing to meet at arranged meeting places.
Man Who Owned Illegal Massage Parlor Sentenced To 33 Years In Prison For Sex TraffickingA 46-year-old man who owned an illegal massage parlor has been sentenced to 33 years in prison for sex trafficking two victims, including one minor.