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Two charged with luring women to work in Dickinson, Minot brothels

September 24, 2014 in Uncategorized

BISMARCK –- A man and woman face eight federal charges for allegedly enticing women from California to work in brothels in North Dakota’s Oil Patch, according to court documents made public today.

Trina Nguyen and Loc Bao Tran are accused in U…continue reading on thedickinsonpress.com

Two charged with luring women to work in Dickinson, Minot brothels

September 24, 2014 in Uncategorized

BISMARCK –- A man and woman face eight federal charges for allegedly enticing women from California to work in brothels in North Dakota’s Oil Patch, according to court documents made public today.

Trina Nguyen and Loc Bao Tran are accused in U…continue reading on thedickinsonpress.com

Dakotas human trafficking laws lacking, group says: Minnesota’s Safe Harbor law sets standard for others

September 17, 2014 in Uncategorized

WASHINGTON — North Dakota and South Dakota have the nation’s weakest laws on human trafficking, according to a set of ratings released Wednesday by a nonprofit organization fighting modern-day slavery.
Minnesota, meanwhile, was among the states …continue reading on thedickinsonpress.com

Missing girls found in North Carolina; two men charged with human trafficking

August 14, 2014 in Uncategorized

WILMINGTON, N.C. — Two sisters reported missing by West Fargo police were found Monday being forced to sell magazines in North Carolina, according to WECT-TV in Wilmington.
A tip from West Fargo police led Wilmington police to a Travelodge hotel w…continue reading on thedickinsonpress.com

Other Views: Oil boom sex trafficking an epidemic

July 22, 2014 in Uncategorized

North Dakota’s attorney general again warned that sex trafficking in oil country is, by state historical standards, approaching epidemic levels. Wayne Stenehjem was on the airwaves last week reporting how easy it’s been for law enforcement agents…continue reading on thedickinsonpress.com

Bismarck man sentenced for coercion

June 21, 2014 in Uncategorized

BISMARCK — A 20-year-old Bismarck native was sentenced to 30 months in federal prison for coercion and enticement of a minor.
Daniel Ray is the latest conviction and sentencing in the arrests made from Operation Vigilant Guardian, in which 14 men …continue reading on thedickinsonpress.com

Bismarck man sentenced for coercion

June 21, 2014 in Uncategorized

BISMARCK — A 20-year-old Bismarck native was sentenced to 30 months in federal prison for coercion and enticement of a minor.
Daniel Ray is the latest conviction and sentencing in the arrests made from Operation Vigilant Guardian, in which 14 men …continue reading on thedickinsonpress.com

Herschbach to present new novel, at awareness event June 30 in Two Harbors

June 13, 2014 in Uncategorized

Author Dennis Herschbach has published his latest novel –A River through Two Harbors – the third in his Two Harbors mystery series, about an indigenous Canadian woman and human trafficking victim whose body is found in Lake County. Herschbach wil…continue reading on twoharborsmn.com

Two sentenced on charges in trafficking sting

June 12, 2014 in Uncategorized

BISMARCK — Two men were sentenced in plea deals Thursday on federal charges that arose out of the Operation Vigilant Guardian sex trafficking sting.
Vigilant Guardian netted 14 arrests in November — 11 in Dickinson and three in Williston — aft…continue reading on thedickinsonpress.com

Moorhead police charge two with sex-trafficking 13-year-old

June 12, 2014 in Uncategorized

MOORHEAD — It took just 12 hours.

Moorhead Police Detective Ryan Nelson responded to a suspicious online ad for an “escort” at a south Moorhead motel Wednesday afternoon.
Just a half-day later, police arrested two suspects in Fargo on crimi…continue reading on dglobe.com