Mahtomedi Man Charged With Sex Trafficking His Then-Girlfriend

Shaun Michael Maubach Photo: Ramsey County
Shaun Michael Maubach

August 11, 2017 03:45 PM

A 32-year-old Mahtomedi man has been charged in Ramsey County with sex trafficking for allegedly convincing his then-girlfriend to engage in prostitution in 2016.

Shaun Michael Maubach is charged with engaging in the sex trafficking of an individual. He had already been charged with sex trafficking and promotion of prostitution in June in Washington County in regard to another 27-year-old individual.

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It is during the course of investigating that case, the criminal complaint states, that authorities came across evidence that led to the latest charges.

The criminal complaints states the 28-year-old woman told authorities she met Maubach in 2015 and they began dating. She alleges that in the summer of 2016, he told her "they could make extra money if she sold sex acts." That reportedly led to Maubach creating an escort profile for her.

According to the complaint, she said she began seeing an average of one or two customers a day, usually at the twin home she and Maubach shared on Mechanic Avenue in St. Paul. She contends the money she made went to bills and paying for Maubach's "lifestyle and possessions."

She also alleged he was "verbally abusive and manipulative, but had also physically assaulted her."

The complaint alleges Maubach called the woman while in custody in Washington County in early July, pleading with her saying, "I need you in my corner right now. I honestly do." And "Please don't do anything to harm me, honey."

He is also alleged to have stated, "I was very mean to you, and I know I was."

The complaint states Maubach was also convicted of a felony "qualified human trafficking-related offense" in 2009 in Anoka County. And that he has felony warrants out for his arrest in Washington and Kansas.

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