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February 9, 2018
Hong Jing, 49, of Irvine, Calif., received an 8.5 year sentence on Feb. 9, 2018, for her role as one of the ring leaders in a sex-trafficking operation that spanned more than half the country. (Courtesy of the Washington County Sheriff's Office)
'Boss lady' in international sex trafficking sent to Minn. prison
February 9, 2018 - 7:44pm
February 7, 2018
Super Bowl sting: 26 nabbed for soliciting sex from minors, 7 for trafficking
February 7, 2018 - 8:33am
February 2, 2018
With school officials and state legislators watching, high school junior Jessica Melnik talks about efforts to prevent girls from being used in sex trafficking. Don Davis / Forum News Service
Capitol Chatter: High school student fights sex trafficking
February 2, 2018 - 12:11pm
February 1, 2018
Super Bowl Live employee offered VIP tickets in exchange for sex with teens
February 1, 2018 - 7:31pm
January 28, 2018
Jenny Gaines, program director at Breaking Free, looks up from her computer at the Breaking Free offices on University Avenue in St. Paul on Friday, Jan. 19, 2018. The organization, which helps sex workers move away from the that industry, is preparing for increased needs and outreach while the NFL Super Bowl is in Minneapolis. (John Autey / St. Paul Pioneer Press)
Super Bowl the biggest time for sex trafficking? That's a myth, but here's the picture of what happens every day in the Twin Cities
January 28, 2018 - 8:00am
January 24, 2018
Law enforcement plans for sex trafficking issues around Super Bowl
January 24, 2018 - 1:45pm
January 15, 2018
Aimee Schroeder combs the internet in her Stillwater office on January 9, 2018, looking for sex-for-sale ads that might involve children. Schroeder is an analyst with Washington County attorney's office, working with the East Metro Human Trafficking Task Force. Bob Shaw / Pioneer Press
Washington County group has suggestions on how you can fight sex trafficking
January 15, 2018 - 8:20pm
How can you fight sex trafficking? Washington County group has suggestions
January 15, 2018 - 6:00am
January 8, 2018
Mel Alvar, PAVSA youth advocate, speaks at Monday’s Duluth Trafficking Task Force event. Steve Kuchera / Forum News Service
Ending sex trafficking in Duluth takes education, leaders say
January 8, 2018 - 7:01pm
December 21, 2017
Anthony Collier
Fargo judge slaps convicted Minn., ND pimp with 40-year sentence
December 21, 2017 - 4:54pm
December 4, 2017
Illustration by Troy Becker / Forum News Service
The reason some women are wearing dresses every day in December
December 4, 2017 - 7:37am
November 14, 2017
Minnesota judge sentences California woman for sex trafficking
November 14, 2017 - 8:24pm
November 7, 2017
From left: Lawyers Colin Stretch, from Facebook; Sean Edgett, from Twitter; and Kent Walker, from Google, testify in front of the Senate Intelligence Committee on Capitol Hill in Washington. After a bruising week before lawmakers, big internet companies relented to pressure and agreed to support a sex trafficking bill they had vehemently opposed for months. (Eric Thayer/The New York Times)
Internet companies drop opposition to bill targeting online sex trafficking
November 7, 2017 - 9:24am
November 5, 2017
Sex sting training nets actual arrest in Nisswa: Man faces felonies for soliciting juvenile
November 5, 2017 - 7:55pm
September 14, 2017
Top row (from left): Kyle Bracken, Kao Chang and Gary Infante. Bottom row (from left): Mark Kislowski and Mark Priorier. Photos courtesy Washington County Jail
Five men accused of soliciting children for sex in Woodbury
September 14, 2017 - 5:07pm