March 19, 2018 06:32 PM
A 29-year-old Rosemount man taken into custody earlier this month is facing multiple charges following an incident this past October when two teen boys were allegedly taken against their will to Treasure Island Resort and Casino.
Thomas Lee Kirven is charged with two two counts of kidnapping, three counts of first-degree sex trafficking, one count of exposing a child or vulnerable adult to meth and two counts of false imprisonment.
A man and woman were also arrested in connection to the alleged criminal activity at the time it is reported to have occurred.
According to the criminal complaint against Kirven, the Prairie Island Police Department was dispatched to the casino at around 5:20 a.m. on Oct. 24 based on a report of sex trafficking of two teenage boys.
One of the boys had reportedly called 911 to report he and another boy had been approached by Kirven between 9 and 10 p.m. the night before as they walked to a gas station on Conway Avenue in St. Paul. He allegedly offered to give them a ride home. They reportedly refused the offer several times.
But he persisted, and they eventually got in the car.
The complaint alleges the boy said Kirven did not take them home but took them several places they did not wish to go, locking the vehicle when they tried to get out. Both juveniles reportedly stated Kirven talked about getting them a job and new clothes and repeatedly tried to buy them food.
After going to a house they believed to be in St. Paul, the two boys alleged Kirven told them he was going to take them to Shakopee "because that's where a lot of sex trafficking is located." He also allegedly said he planned to trade the two for a female, court documents state.
Eventually, one of the juveniles alleged they arrived at Treasure Island around 3:53 a.m. The complaint states casino surveillance determined the hotel room where the boys were taken.
The juveniles reported two other people were in the room, one identified as 34-year-old Corine Nicole Kubalak and the other as 37-year-old Dwight McGriff.
The two allege that Kirven and McGriff told them "now that your one of us, we'll find you if you leave. It's like you have an X on your back."
Both boys reportedly said they were not allowed to leave the room, and the adults were smoking meth with a meth bubble. They also reported the adults blew the smoke in their faces trying to give them a contact high. The complaint states the boys alleged the three told them they were trying to make a porno.
The two reported Kirven eventually took them to the casino floor, where they were able to separate themselves from him when he went to cash in some gaming chips. It was then they made contact with authorities.
The complaint states surveillance footage shows Kirven then immediately departing the property.
According to the complaint, a search warrant was executed for the hotel room where an officer located a glass pipe, reportedly commonly used to smoke methamphetamine, as well as baggies with a crystal substance the complaint states was later positively identified as meth.
The room was reportedly registered to McGriff, and both he and Kubalak were present when police arrived.
Updated: March 19, 2018 06:32 PM
Created: March 19, 2018 11:36 AM
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