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."

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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. 
 

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