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May 25, 2017
Prosecutors charge 21 more in alleged Thai sex trafficking operation
MINNEAPOLIS —Prosecutors and law officers say they have dismantled a Thai sex trafficking operation that spread across the United States...
May 25, 2017 - 7:11pm
May 18, 2017
Charges: Minn. couple operated ‘large-scale’ trafficking enterprise offering commercial sex services in over 12 states
WOODBURY, Minn. — Two people arrested this week ran a large-scale prostitution and trafficking operation offering commercial sex services ...
May 18, 2017 - 4:01pm
May 11, 2017
Minnesota woman awarded almost $1 million in child sex tourism case
MINNEAPOLIS—A local Laotian woman was awarded nearly $1 million Thursday after winning an unprecedented civil suit in U.S. District Court...
May 11, 2017 - 10:26pm
April 24, 2017
Charges dropped against Minn. woman accused of sex trafficking
April 24, 2017 - 8:07pm
April 19, 2017
Jury finds Chicago man guilty of sex trafficking five women in Fargo-Moorhead, but he says women did it on their own
FARGO — Inside a federal district courtroom in Fargo Wednesday, April 19, a jury found a Chicago man innocent of witness tampering but...
April 19, 2017 - 7:09pm
April 16, 2017
Symposium focuses on dangers of sex trafficking, sexual violence
The dangers of sex trafficking and sexual violence, and how sex trafficking can be prevented, will be the focus of a two-night symposium called "One Loaf At a Time." The symposium is free of charge and will be presented April 26-27 in Hackensack and Walker. Doors open each night at...
April 16, 2017 - 4:10am
March 29, 2017
Prosecutors: 'Uber' of sex trafficking rings busted in Twin Cities; also stretched into ND
COTTAGE GROVE, Minn. -- In a Twin Cites’ suburb townhouse less than a half-mile from a Cottage Grove elementary school there was a brothel...
March 29, 2017 - 5:39pm
March 24, 2017
Capitol Chatter: A legislative budget primer
ST. PAUL — The Minnesota Legislature is moving at warp speed, at least for a while. This is the time of the legislative session in which...
March 24, 2017 - 4:05pm
March 8, 2017
Wis. veterinarian sentenced 4 years for labor, sex trafficking
BALDWIN, Wis.—In Minnesota's first-ever labor trafficking conviction, a Baldwin, Wis. veterinarian was sentenced to more than four years...
March 8, 2017 - 5:17pm
Cass County Board: Sex trafficking discussion with teens planned
WALKER—Lynnette Dirks, Support Within Reach Walker office representative, informed the Cass County Board Tuesday about an upcoming film...
March 8, 2017 - 10:08am
March 7, 2017
Charge: Minnesota woman forced developmentally disabled woman to be prostitute
LITTLE CANADA, Minn.—A Little Canada woman is accused of forcing a vulnerable adult who was temporarily living with her to work as a prostitute...
March 7, 2017 - 9:10pm
February 23, 2017
Prosecutors say Minnesota man was sex trafficker, while he says he was just women's driver
BLAINE, Minn.—The women didn't speak English, so they allegedly had DongZhu Jiang drive them to and from hotels and apartments where they...
February 23, 2017 - 9:23pm
Ireland passes law to make buying sex a crime
LONDON — Ireland has made it a crime to buy sex after passing a law which it says is aimed at tackling sex trafficking and protecting...
February 23, 2017 - 9:32am
February 12, 2017
Film exposes underworld of U.S. children sold online for sex
NEW YORK—When Mary Mazzio first heard about middle-school girls from her hometown of Boston suing a website on which they had been sold for sex, the self-described "recovering lawyer" was blown away. "What? Fifteen minutes from where I live?" the film director remembers thinking....
February 12, 2017 - 7:00am
January 10, 2017
Backpage.com ties to local sex trafficking operations
A website used by area law enforcement to arrest buyers seeking paid sex in several sting operations announced its adult services section will be shut down. After the announcement about Backpage.com, a major facilitator of sex trafficking in the U.S., U.S. Sen. Amy Klobuchar, D-Minn.,...
January 10, 2017 - 10:22pm