Prostitution

11 arrests, 18 victims saved in Twin Cities sex trafficking operation

More than a dozen police departments were involved in the operation.

Oriental massage

2 arrested for promoting prostitution at Minnesota massage parlor

A woman and a man were arrested at the Oriental Massage business.

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Man turned up at apartment to pay for sex, was robbed instead

Five young adults have been charged after the incident.

Charges: Pimp was trafficking prostitute from his jail cell

Police found out by investigating his jail phone calls.

At gym, man offered teenage boy money for sex, poop in a cup

He's now been charged with soliciting prostitution.

Massage parlor owner charged with sex trafficking, prostitution

The 33 year old was arrested following a multi-agency investigation into her business.

Minneapolis woman faces sex trafficking charges after missing teens found

Meranda Warborg, 32, from Minneapolis is being charged with two felony counts of sex trafficking and two felony counts of solicitation and promotion of prostitution, after two missing teen girls from Wisconsin were allegedly discovered with her in a Twin Cities apartment. A criminal complaint said the teens, ages 15 and 17, were featured in a Backpage.com advertisement posing in suggestive positions.

Man, 36, charged with having sex with prostituted minors at Twin Cities hotel

A 36-year-old Elko man is facing four counts of engaging in prostitution with minors after he allegedly met two girls, ages 16 and 17, at an Eagan motel for sex. Mickey Albert Cupkie admitted Thursday that he used his smartphone at his St. Paul job to look up the minors on a web site.

Closing arguments starting in Nashville Somali sex trafficking trial

Closing arguments are starting Wednesday in the trial of nine defendants accused of a sex trafficking conspiracy. Many of the defendants and victims are of Somali descent. The reported crimes stretch from Minnesota to Ohio to Tennessee.

Trial begins for 9 accused of trafficking children for sex in MN, Tennessee

After several delays the sex trafficking trial is underway in Nashville. In opening arguments prosecutors told jurors they'll hear from a Twin Cities sixth-grader who was forced into prostitution. Defense lawyers say the girl is a runaway who engaged in sex willingly and then concocted the story.