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January 28, 2018
Naomi Nelson of Lutheran Social Service of Minnesota hands out "cute" or "creepy" response cards to 9-year-old Ruby Carlson (left), 8-year-old Bella Fluegge, her mother Cristina Fluegge and Carlson's mother, Cassie Stenson. The interactive discussion about social media safety was part of a free event at the Brainerd Family YMCA on Wednesday. Frank Lee / Brainerd Dispatchplay button
Strategies for staying safe on social media suggested at YMCA
January 28, 2018 - 10:00am
January 22, 2018
Forum delves into shady practices behind sex trade
January 22, 2018 - 4:00am
November 20, 2017
Minnesota program reaches more teens trafficked for sex
November 20, 2017 - 6:30am
November 6, 2017
Nisswa police officers arrest 58-year-old Jack Laverne Bedell Thursday after he responded to a decoy advertisement for sex with a juvenile. Submitted photo
Sex sting training nets actual arrest in Nisswa: Man faces felonies for soliciting juvenile
November 6, 2017 - 5:00am
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
April 24, 2017
Charges dropped against Minn. woman accused of sex trafficking
April 24, 2017 - 8:07pm
March 29, 2017
This is the Cottage Grove town home that was the site of a brutal brothel in the Twin Cities suburb.  Forum News Service photo
Prosecutors: 'Uber' of sex trafficking rings busted in Twin Cities; also stretched into ND
March 29, 2017 - 5:39pm
Sands of Silence, Waves of Courage is the name of the film being presented. It is about the life of a girl who got drawn into a trafficking situation. Film poster for Sands of Silence, Waves of Courage.
Sex trafficking presentations planned in Hackensack
March 29, 2017 - 6:45am
March 7, 2017
Anne Marie Lindgren, 46, of Little Canada was charged Friday, March 3, with one count of soliciting an individual to practice prostitution, one count of promoting prostitution and one count of receiving profits from prostitution. Photo courtesy of the Ramsey County Sheriff’s Office.
Charge: Minnesota woman forced developmentally disabled woman to be prostitute
March 7, 2017 - 9:10pm
February 23, 2017
DongZhu Jiang, 28, of Blaine, has been charged with five counts of sex trafficking in Washington County District Court. He was arrested Saturday, Feb. 18, 2017 after picking up an alleged prostitute from a hotel in Maplewood. Photo courtesy of the Washington County Sheriff's Office.
Prosecutors say Minnesota man was sex trafficker, while he says he was just women's driver
February 23, 2017 - 9:23pm
May 5, 2016
Man forgoes trial, pleads guilty to prostitution solicitation
May 5, 2016 - 9:44am
April 6, 2016
Court appearances for four men charged with soliciting prostitution in law enforcement stings have ended with guilty pleas, while four others will face Crow Wing County juries. Illustration
4 plead guilty of solicitation sting charges; 4 to go to trial
April 6, 2016 - 10:03am
December 17, 2015
Brown and Bistodeau were two of four men arrested at a Brainerd hotel as part of a law enforcement operation, the fifth of its kind in Crow Wing County since May. The men responded to online advertisements for escort services and then engaged in conversations and interaction with undercover police officers, where they allegedly solicited sex in exchange for money. Illustration.
2 arrested in Brainerd prostitution sting face charges
December 17, 2015 - 8:43am
November 24, 2015
Both men were arrested by Breezy Point Police after showing up for arranged meetings with a fictional escort in a Breezy Point hotel room through a classified advertising website. Illustration
Charges filed in Breezy prostitution sting
November 24, 2015 - 8:07am
November 21, 2015
The men responded to online advertisements for escort services and then engaged in conversations and interaction with undercover police officers, where they solicited sex in exchange for money. Illustration.
4 arrested in Brainerd prostitution sting
November 21, 2015 - 6:52pm