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June 13, 2015
Nine arrested in prostitution sting in Brainerd lakes area
BAXTER, Minn. -- In a first-of-its-kind operation in the Brainerd lakes area, law enforcement arrested nine men in a prostitution sting in Baxter late last month. The men are in the process of being charged by the Crow Wing County Attorney's Office for soliciting prostitution...
June 13, 2015 - 4:20pm
April 22, 2015
Bemidji man pleads guilty to prostitution charge
BEMIDJI—The Bemidji Police Department launched an online investigation in February to catch predators seeking sex with minors. One of four men arrested in that operation pleaded guilty Tuesday in Beltrami County District Court to intent to participate in prostitution. Jerry...
April 22, 2015 - 3:01pm
April 20, 2015
Administrator with State Human Services Department charged in St. Paul prostitution sting
Company president also arrested By Mara H. Gottfried St. Paul Pioneer Press ST. PAUL -- A man accused of making a sex-for-money deal with an undercover police officer in St. Paul is a division director for the Minnesota Human Services Department, and is now...
April 20, 2015 - 8:58pm
March 11, 2015
POLICE: Two arrested, two cited in BPD sex sting
BEMIDJI -- Two Bemidji men face felony level charges after responding to an online sex sting from the Bemidji Police Department. The department...
March 11, 2015 - 4:33pm
February 13, 2015
Eight arrested in GF prostitution sting
GRAND FORKS, N.D. -- A prostitution sting resulted in eight arrests Thursday night in Grand Forks. The Grand Forks Police Department conducted the operation by putting advertisements on Backpage.com, a classified advertising website. The arrests were made at a local hotel, according...
February 13, 2015 - 10:00pm
February 12, 2015
N.D. sex sting operation results in 17 arrests
BISMARCK -- When officers with the Bismarck Police Department placed an ad online advertising a woman's sexual services for sale, so many men replied that the police couldn't arrest them all. Bismarck Police Sgt. Mark Buschena said the online ad was part of a sting operation conducted...
February 12, 2015 - 10:19am
May 3, 2014
Milwaukee woman charged with prostitution in Fargo
FARGO – A Milwaukee woman was charged Thursday with working as a prostitute in Fargo. Summer Hope Burks, 20, was charged Thursday in Cass County District Court with one count of prostitution, a Class B misdemeanor. According to an FBI record filed with the complaint,...
May 3, 2014 - 5:48pm
March 31, 2014
Judge orders maximum sentence for sex solicitor
BEMIDJI -- A Bemidji man arrested for soliciting prostitution at a local department store was sentenced today in Beltrami County District Court. Derek Barnes, 22, was sentenced for two counts of soliciting prostitution in a public place and one count of third-degree DWI to three...
March 31, 2014 - 3:41pm
March 27, 2014
Breaking ‘the life’ cycle: Sex traffic survivor speaks out
BEMIDJI -- Hoochie, slut, tramp, prostitute -- victim. Joy Friedman has heard all the words. She has lived “the life.” Friedman is a sex...
March 27, 2014 - 7:44pm
January 30, 2014
Bemidji man arrested for soliciting prostitution
BEMIDJI -- A Bemidji man has been arrested for soliciting prostitution at a store in Bemidji. Derek Daniel Barnes, 22, is charged with two counts of soliciting prostitution and DWI. On Jan. 21, Barnes approached two female Walmart employees and offered money for sexual acts, according...
January 30, 2014 - 2:22pm
October 11, 2013
Updated: Minnesota teen gets 3 years for prostituting classmate
BRIAN BAKST Associated Press MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — A former suburban Minneapolis high school cheerleading captain has been sentenced to three years in prison for prostituting a younger squad member. Eighteen-year-old Montia Parker was sentenced...
October 11, 2013 - 9:39am
August 30, 2013
Teen cheerleader guilty of prostituting girl
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Prosecutors say a high school cheerleader is admitting she talked a fellow student into prostituting herself, then kept the money.
August 30, 2013 - 3:37pm
July 31, 2013
Minnesota law raises consequence in prostitution crime
ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — Getting caught engaging in prostitution or soliciting sex for pay will come with a higher cost to Minnesota offenders.
July 31, 2013 - 9:09am
June 5, 2013
Twin Cities cheerleader accused of prostituting girl
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — A suburban Minneapolis high school cheerleader is accused of prostituting a younger student by creating an online ad and taking her to see potential customers, pocketing $60 in one case. Montia Marie Parker, 18, of Maple Grove, faces felony charges of...
June 5, 2013 - 9:35am