Over the span of three months, 20 individuals were arrested resulting from an undercover operation. The Minnesota authorities suspect that these persons were involved in prostitution and sex trafficking crimes. They each face a formal complaint charge in relation to solicitation of prostitution.
A Minneapolis massage parlor was recently the target of a police raid. The authorities suspected that the building was being used as part of a prostitution operation. The Minnesota law enforcement officers arrested one 48-year-old woman resulting from the raid.
The sex trafficking trade has become a major problem in Minnesota, as well as in other parts of the country. However, as with any other crime, any persons accused of a sex crime remain innocent until -- and only if -- proved guilty in a court of law. Four individuals were recently arrested in Minnesota under accusations of being involved in sex trafficking, but no conviction can be obtained without the presentation of evidence that is both relevant and competent.
Five individuals were recently arrested and charged in St. Paul for purportedly being involved in a large-scale sex trafficking ring. The authorities in Minnesota have accused the individuals of each committing a sex crime for allegedly transporting women, some of whom were minors, over state lines to solicit sex. They each face multiple criminal charges.
After a lengthy investigation in Rochester, six men were recently arrested and now face serious criminal charges. Minnesota authorities accused the six men of being involved in a child pornography operation. Each of the men now face various sex crime accusations.
Last year, a Minnesota man was accused of forcibly having sex with two teenage girls on two separate occasions. Recently, prosecutors admitted that further investigation might not support rape charges. Therefore, the 19-year-old recently pleaded guilty and was sentenced for two counts of criminal sexual conduct in the third degree.