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Federal jury to deliberate Somali sex trafficking conspiracy case next week

Nine defendants are accused of trafficking children for sex in Minnesota, Ohio and Tennessee. Closing arguments ended Friday after more than two weeks of testimony. Jurors will start deliberations Monday in Nashville.
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Nine defendants are accused of trafficking children for sex in Minnesota, Ohio and Tennessee. Closing arguments ended Friday after more than two weeks of testimony. Jurors will start deliberations Monday in Nashville.

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