Charges: Man Discussed Sex Trafficking During Phone Calls from Jail

Charges: Man Discussed Sex Trafficking During Phone Calls from Jail Photo: KSTP/File

September 12, 2018 03:33 PM

A 52-year-old man faces a sex trafficking charge after prosecutors say he discussed prostitution with a victim during phone calls from jail. 

A news release from the Hennepin County Attorney's Office says Albert Lacey Wilson has been charged with one count of promoting prostitution.


According to a criminal complaint, investigators met with a confidential informant who identified Wilson as a person involved in sex trafficking operations.

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Investigators learned Wilson was in custody for felon in possession of a gun. 

Phone calls that were obtained by investigators revealed conversations Wilson had with a victim regarding prostitution. 

The complaint said during one conversation Wilson asked the victim for money. The victim responded, "I haven't even had sex today," according to the complaint. 

During another call, Wilson demanded the victim give him the money she earned and place it on a gift card for him. 

Wilson is expected to make his first appearance Thursday. 



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