East Metro Authorities Charge 18 in Super Bowl Sex Trafficking Bust

East Metro Authorities Charge 18 in Super Bowl Sex Trafficking Bust Photo: KSTP

February 14, 2018 04:27 PM

Washington County officials say charges have been brought against 18 people who were arrested during a sex trafficking operation over Super Bowl week.

The Washington County Attorney's Office says the operation was a multiple-agency effort that comprised the East Metro Sex Trafficking Task Force, and was led by the Minneapolis Police Department "as part of suppression efforts related to child sex trafficking."

Advertisement

RELATED: BCA: Sting Nets Dozens for Trafficking, Attempting to Solicit Sex from Minors

The task force was created through a grant from the state's public safety department, and is scheduled to run through 2019.

Last week, the state Bureau of Criminal Apprehension announced 42 people were netted in a week-long sting during the same time period. 
 

Credits

Michael Oakes

Copyright 2018 - KSTP-TV, LLC A Hubbard Broadcasting Company

Advertisement

Firefighters Battle Shorewood House Fire in 90 Degree Temps

Seoul: North Korea Committed to US Summit, Denuclearization

Heat Advisory Issued for Twin Cities Sunday

Thousands of Flags Placed at Fort Snelling National Cemetery

Chanhassen Man Charged with Criminal Sexual Conduct, Stalking Released on Bail

Body of Man Recovered From Medicine Lake

Advertisement