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sex trafficking

January 10, 2017 ties to local sex trafficking operations
January 10, 2017 - 10:22pm
January 8, 2017
Prevention focus in local fight against trafficking - Foster homes for survivors sought
January 8, 2017 - 10:00pm
November 27, 2016
Former sex slave helps women reclaim their branded bodies with new tattoos
November 27, 2016 - 8:29pm
June 7, 2016
Dave Pinto, Ramsey County prosecutor and DFL state house representative, presents on sex trafficking at a community forum Tuesday at the Crow Wing County Land Services building. Pinto has trained more than 1,500 law enforcement officers and many other groups on the topic. Chelsey Perkins/Brainerd Dispatchplay button
Target, trick, turn, traumatize: Forum educates about sex trafficking
June 7, 2016 - 10:03pm
June 3, 2016
Public forum on sex trafficking scheduled
June 3, 2016 - 9:52pm
May 4, 2016
Man forgoes trial, pleads guilty to prostitution solicitation
May 4, 2016 - 10:20pm
April 26, 2016
Monica Miller, the northwest regional navigator on sexual exploitation based in Bemidji, shares her story of surviving exploitation in her youth as Baxter Deputy Police Chief Russ Wicklund and Kathy Sauve of Lutheran Social Service listen. Miller was a panelist at Monday's Rosenmeier Forum at Central Lakes College in Brainerd, which focused on sex trafficking, along with Wicklund, Sauve and Crow Wing County Attorney Don Ryan. Chelsey Perkins/Brainerd Dispatch
Too close to home: Forum tackles sex trafficking in Brainerd lakes area
April 26, 2016 - 8:49am
April 21, 2016
CLC to host sex trafficking forum
April 21, 2016 - 6:15pm
April 6, 2016
Court appearances for four men charged with soliciting prostitution in law enforcement stings have ended with guilty pleas, while four others will face Crow Wing County juries. Illustration
4 plead guilty of solicitation sting charges; 4 to go to trial
April 6, 2016 - 11:16am
March 7, 2016
Brainerd Area Landlord Association to meet
March 7, 2016 - 11:52pm
February 1, 2016
Baxter Police Chief Jim Exsted smiles as he receives an award Friday from Lutheran Social Service for his efforts on combating sex trafficking in the Brainerd lakes area. January was Human Trafficking Awareness Month. (Brainerd Dispatch/Steve Kohls) Gallery
'Saving Grace' program launches: Foster home for youth sex trafficking survivors to open in Brainerd
February 1, 2016 - 8:06pm
January 21, 2016
St. Cloud man pleads guilty to sex trafficking
January 21, 2016 - 4:29pm
December 29, 2015
Jana Murphy, 20, shares her sex trafficking survival story during an interview in Brainerd. Jana struggled with homelessness and drug addiction as a teen and was coerced into working as an escort for six months before a friend helped her run away from her trafficker. (Brainerd Dispatch, Kelly Humphrey)
No. 6: Stings shine light on sex trafficking
December 29, 2015 - 11:41pm
December 17, 2015
The men responded to online advertisements for escort services and then engaged in conversations with undercover police officers, where they solicited sex in exchange for money. Illustration.
3 plead guilty to prostitution sting charges
December 17, 2015 - 10:45pm
Brown and Bistodeau were two of four men arrested at a Brainerd hotel as part of a law enforcement operation, the fifth of its kind in Crow Wing County since May. The men responded to online advertisements for escort services and then engaged in conversations and interaction with undercover police officers, where they allegedly solicited sex in exchange for money. Illustration.
2 arrested in Brainerd prostitution sting face charges
December 17, 2015 - 8:43am